The Boonville FFA Chapter’s Annual Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, May 2, in the Boonville High School Commons Area and Gymnasium to recognize members, parents, and community supporters.
David Muntzel, Missouri State Representative, stopped by for a few minutes during dinner to congratulate Mr. Doug Henke on the fine work done by the FFA members and to mingle and speak to some of the FFA members personally. He apologized for not being able to stay for the awards ceremony.
The chapter completed and submitted the National Chapter Application, which highlights the chapter’s activities and accomplishments over this past year. The chapter was recognized as a 3-star chapter at the National FFA Convention. During the State Convention, the chapter was recognized as the 4th place chapter in the state out of 344 chapters and the winner of the Models of Innovation for Growing Leaders.
Six students were awarded scholarships or grants for furthering their education.
Katelyn Cates and Megan Young were each awarded a $500 Scholarship from the Boonville FFA Booster Club.
Megan Kammerich was the recipient of the $1,000 National FFA Scholarship.
In 2009-2010 school year, the Boonville FFA Chapter established a SAE grant program for first and second year members to improve their agribusiness or ownership SAE programs. Two grants of $250 each were awarded to Ashley Gibson and Daylynn Baker.
Caroline Herigon was the recipient of BTC Bank’s $100 Sophomore Scholarship.
Honorary Membership may be bestowed upon anyone who has helped advance agriculture education and the FFA, and who have rendered outstanding service by a majority vote of the members. This year’s Honorary Members are Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bail, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Force, and Ms. Cathy Gochenour.
Throughout the year FFA members receive extra help from community members, faculty and staff, and parents to ensure their activities success. This year’s Distinguished Service Awards went to Mr. and Mrs. Kent Kammerich and Mrs. Mary Vollmer.