Boonville FFA Chapter named finalist for the Model of Excellence in the 2013 National Chapter Award Program

INDIANAPOLIS–The Boonville FFA chapter of Boonville, Missouri, has been chosen as a finalist to compete for a 2013 National Chapter award from the National FFA Organization. The Boonville FFA Chapter will compete in the Model of Excellence program which recognizes the Top 10 chapters in the nation.
The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that encourage members to grow as individuals, work as a team and serve others in their communities. Chapters that received three-star ratings during judging July 28 through August 2 in the competition are eligible to compete for the Model of Excellence award, the highest honor awarded to an FFA chapter by the National FFA Organization. Ten FFA chapters will compete in a presentation and interview process for the top honor at the 2013 National FFA Convention and Expo October 30 through November 2 in Louisville, Ky.
The FFA chapter selected to receive the Model of Excellence award will be announced on stage during convention. Other FFA chapters will compete in the Model of Innovation and Outstanding Middle School categories of the National Chapter award program.
Chapters eligible to compete in the Model of Innovation award contest are ones that demonstrate competency in doing new and innovative things or taking traditional concepts and applying a creative twist. Thirty three-star chapters through 10 in each division that includes student, chapter and community development are selected as finalists in the Model of Innovation award competition and will compete through a presentation and interview process at convention.
Middle school chapters that receive a three-star rating are eligible to compete for the Outstanding Middle School Chapter award. The winning chapter will be recognized as the top middle school FFA chapter in the nation and recognized on the main stage during convention.
All winning FFA chapters receive honors made possible by corporate sponsor John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.