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NEVC FFA members attend National Convention

Posted November 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

Northeast Vernon County FFA members traveled to Louisville, KY, for the 88th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo to show off their blue jackets, attend meetings and interact in many fun activities involving other FFA members.

Upon arrival members attended the First General Session of the convention and listened to motivational speaker, Dr. Rick Rigsby, who spoke on the importance of confidence and self-esteem and how to amplify our lives. The theme of the trip was “Amplify”, and, as stated by Taylor McNeel, 2015-16 National FFA President, “together we surge, together we lead and together we amplify.”

After the First General Session, members traveled to Harvest Moon Dairy Farm to observe life on a dairy farm and learn about the nutritional needs, digestion and reproduction of dairy cattle. Members then learned about the history of the Louisville Slugger

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    Students of the quarter, also known as SODA (Students Of Distinguished Attitude) was announced on Thursday, Nov. 12, after morning Chapel. Winners are as follows: (front row), Rylee Bowman – 5th grade, Taylor Barnes – 1st grade, Amelia Blackburn – Kindergarten, Morgan Nikodim – 2nd grade, Breann Reasoner – 4th grade and Milana Gallette – 3rd grade; Row two: Abigail Reasoner – junior high, Mindy Harper – High School and Faith Shiver – 6th grade.

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    On Nov. 2, Representatives from Walmart were on hand to present El Dorado Springs Elementary and Middle School Teachers with 20- $50 gift cards for classroom supplies. This is part of Walmart’s Teacher Rewards program and is designed to help offset the money that teachers spend out of their own pockets for classroom supplies. This program will provide more than $4.5 million for about 90,000 teachers nation wide.

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    Smiles were everywhere at El Dorado Christian School on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Cassie Boultinghouse and Olivia Eck from Housh Dentistry stopped by to visit with Preschool and 1st grade. Cassie demonstrated how to properly brush and floss your teeth while Molly Molar (Olivia), handed out lots of hugs. Cassie and Olivia also passed out new toothbrushes and toothpaste to each student and teacher.

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    On Oct. 28, thirteen students had a couple days off school for the opportunity to go to the National FFA Convention held in Louisville, KY. They traveled nine hours to go to their hotel in Scottsburg, IN. They went to the Louisville Slugger factory, an apple orchard winery and a hypnotist. They also went bowling and to a rodeo. Even though going to bed was late and waking up was early, everyone enjoyed the couple of days sightseeing and learning about what it means

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    On Wednesday, Nov. 11, citizens gathered at the El Dorado Springs Cemetery to honor veterans past and present and to listen to the High School choir. Rev. Brent Bland officiated.

    Later in the day, the El Dorado Springs High School Deca organization presented their annual tribute to veterans with El Dorado Springs Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck as the guest speaker.

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    On Oct. 24 El Dorado Springs Choir members participated in All District Choir at Joplin. Members must audition to be chosen to attend. Pictured are front row, from left: Wyatt Cartwight, Sarah King, Kennedi Murdock, Caleb Miller and Caleb Alexander; top row: Kaleb Raff, Abbigail Cartwight, Molly Wynne, Adrianna Cartwright, Gaven McNeely, Justin Ellison and Choir Director Miss Deborah Breon. Other members accepted but unable to attend are Jacob White, Cullen May, Bentley Allison and Colton Keith. Junior and Senior participants are able to tryout for All

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    ElDo MS 1st Quarter honor roll

    A Honor Roll

    6th grade

    Nathan Adams

    Hunter Allison

    Elliott Carpenter

    Maddison Cheek

    Tevi Gurley

    KayLynne McCullick

    Morgan Mitchell

    Kaytlynn Moore

    Jason Moss

    Daelen Savage

    Reese Schaaf

    Keylie Steward

    Jaison Tucker

    A/B Honor

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    ECS 1st Quarter honor roll

    A honor roll

    7th grade

    Tevis Edmiston

    Kiely Messick

    8th grade

    Brayden Housh

    9th grade

    Bryce Walker

    10th grade

    Mindy Harper

    Seth McKinney

    Ryan Owens

    Colten Pike

    11th grade

    Redeemer Heath

    12th grade

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    The El Dorado Springs DECA officers attended the DECA State Leadership and Officer Election Conference on Oct. 18-19 at the Lodge of the Four Seasons on the Lake of the Ozarks. Those in attendance were Bentley Allison, Walter Burk, Hannah Kruckenberg, Landon Mays and Kylie Moeller. Landon Mays ran for a position on the State Action Team and was elected as Vice President of Advocacy for Missouri DECA. While Landon went through the screening and nominating process, the other officers attended competition and leadership workshops. All of

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School Archived


    Monday morning the R-II School handed out Booster club provided T-shirts to all High School and Middle School athletes. They

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    Traven Buxton and Trey Babcock were the high school winners of the 5K race.