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Posted April 28, 2016 at 9:07 am

Seven El Dorado Springs Choir members will compete at State this Saturday, April 30, in Columbia. These seven received a 1 rating at the District Choir competition held at Stockton on April 2. Each of the seven have prepared two songs for their solo competition. Competing are Senior Cullen May, Sophomores Caleb Alexander and Molly Wynne, and Freshmen Kaleb Raff, Sarah King, Kelly Bruce and Brooke Murdock. Pictured are (back row from left) Kaleb Raff, Caleb Alexander, Cullen May and Brooke Murdock; (front row from left) Sarah King, Molly Wynne and Kelly Bruce. Contributed photo.

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    FFA students compete at Districts

    by Shelby Ray

    FFA reporter

    FFA students have put in hours and hours of hard work and studying into being a part of a contest team to compete against surrounding schools. All of the teams have been to several different contests around the area to practice for the district contest. Not every team made it to state, but they sure did work their tails off to get as far as they did.

    Those placing at districts who are not advancing to state include the following:

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    ElDo FFA competes at State Convention


    Landon Leonard took 1st place in the STATE with his Knife Sharpening Business. He will compete at Nationals this Fall.

    Caeleigh Gardner was the Area winner in Food Service Placement.

    Caeleigh and Landon both received their State FFA Degree, which is only given to 3% of the 25,000 members in Missouri.

    Makenzie Melton received a Gold Rating with the FFA Creed.

    The knowledge team took 31st place, receiving a silver rating at state convention. Makenzie Melton, Taylor Robison, Mikayla Loane

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    El Dorado Springs FFA receives Top Chapter Award

    El Dorado Springs FFA placed 22nd out of 340 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 88th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year.

    Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development. The El Dorado Springs FFA advisors are Jill Chapman and Jay Martin.

    The El Dorado Springs FFA student development activities included Operation Learn to Serve, in which chapter officers improved their leadership

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    (from left) Sophomore Kenny Flaten, Freshman Samantha Cox, Freshman Sarah King, Senior John King – Captain, Freshman Hunter Jacobs and Coach Darrin Griffin. On April 16 District Scholars from area high schools of Warsaw, Lamar, Stockton, El Dorado Springs and Buffalo came together to compete for the district title. After the three initial rounds, the top ranked team was Warsaw, second ranked was Lamar, third ranked was Stockton and fourth ranked was El Dorado Springs. High personal point winners were announced with John King from El Dorado

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    ElDo Middle School honor roll

    A honor roll

    6th grade

    Hunter Allison

    Tanner Boyles

    Caitlyn Burchett

    Elliot Carpernter

    Tevi Gurley

    Dillon Hargrove

    Abby Larsen

    KayLynne McCullick

    Dylan McIntire

    William McKinney

    Morgan Mitchell

    Katylynn Moore

    Kenli Rader

    Daelen Savage

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    Students from Northeast Vernon County R-1 attended the annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 29-31, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. There were more than 1,600 students (grades 6-12) and teachers in attendance. The following Northeast Vernon County members attended the conference: Courtney Justice, Emily Davidson, Hannah Harp and Hannah Rogers. Local chapter advisor Laurie Bybee also attended. This year’s student-developed conference theme was “LOL: Lead Out Loud” The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as preparing for

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    HONOR GUARD, PRAYING SOLDIER – The Veterans Day service at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery featured an honor guard and a praying soldier. VFW Post 257 Commander Tim Bartkoski said the VFW provides the service at funerals and other patriotic events.

    Members of the local VFW presented the colors before the assembly began in the High School gym on Monday, Nov. 12.

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    Ms. Lanser among DECA state officers elected

    Sixteen public high school students were recently named state officers for the Missouri Association of DECA. The students were elected and installed during the Missouri DECA Fall Leadership and State Officer Election Conference held Oct. 14-15 in Lake Ozark. The annual state conference was attended by more than 650 high school marketing students and their teachers.

    The 2012-2013 executive state officers include: Callie Loganbill, president, Tipton High School; Rachelle Engen, vice president-advocacy, Odessa High School; Mallory Lanser, vice president-communications, El Dorado Springs

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    Chapter Degree Recipients are: Ashley Brown, Justin Johnson, Mckensi Marshall, Rebeca Posey, Steven Taylor, Kylee Tomason, Chandler Allison, Colby Charles, Logan Perridon, Claire Silvers, Hesston Stark, Chandra Bettis, Shelby Barger, Karlee Collins, Jake Hillsman, Morgan Sumner. Photo submitted by FFA Historiesn Makenzie Schwalm and Jaynee Beaty 

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