The Fredericktown FFA Chapter held its annual Parent/Member Banquet May 7, 2019. High School Principal Craig Gibbs gave the welcome. After dinner, several awards were presented.
Xandra Sonderman and Melody Peterman were presented the Honorary Chapter FFA Degree. Sonderman has continually given her time to a number of activities here at school as well as in our area. She has graciously helped our chapter with officer interviews for a number of years. She is a big supporter of our efforts in the ag. program, and we appreciate everything that she does.
Peterman’s interest in agricultural has led to her sharing her expert knowledge about the greenhouse here at the high school. She has spent many hours helping with our chapter officer elections and continues to serve her community in many ways. She continues her love of agriculture by growing and selling mums every year and helping with her family's catering and butcher business, Brewen Processing and Catering. Our chapter wishes her the best of luck in her future endeavors and would like to thank her for her continued support of our program.
The Star Greenhand, Chapter Star Farmer, Star Chapter Agribusiness, and Chapter Star in Agricultural Placement were presented. These awards are based on the member’s participation in FFA, their S.A.E. program, and their scholastic achievements. Ava Laut was the recipient of the Star Greenhand award. The Chapter Star in Agribusiness award went to Jessika Matthews. The Star Chapter Farmer was awarded to Ivan Smallen. The Chapter Star in Ag. Placement award was presented to Nicole Lawrence. Also recognized were the career development event teams, proficiency award winners, those who received the scholarship pin, and those who received their state and area FFA degrees.
After the awards ceremony the new FFA officers were installed. The new FFA officers for 2019-2020 are President: Libby Mooney, Vice President: Kenlee Montgomery, Secretary: Abbie Sullens, Treasurer: Garrett Graham, Reporter: Lidia Myers, Sentinel: Zach Link, Historian: Gennifer Matlock, Parliamentarian: Seth Laut, 2nd Vice President: Daniel Bathe, Asst. Treasurer: Emilie Parsley, Asst. Reporter: Hunter Bellew, and Asst. Sentinel: Augi Hovis.