Claire Silvers named state FFA vice president

Posted May 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm

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During the 86th Missouri FFA Convention, Claire Silvers of El Dorado Springs, was named the 2014-15 State FFA Vice President representing Area 9. Silvers is a member of the El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter. Her advisors are Courtney Poirot and Brett Neil. Her parents are Amanda Silvers and Christopher Silvers.

Silvers’ Supervised Agricultural Experience Program consists of Simmental and Angus cattle from which she raises percentage and fullblood Simmental to show and sell. Additionally, she works on her grandparents’ ranch and at Rusty Jug BBQ.

In her home chapter, Silvers has served as secretary, president, and Greenhand president. She was State FFA Leadership Camp secretary and vice president, and has received two State FFA Leadership Camp leadership medals. Silvers is a recipient of the Greenhand and Star Farmer awards in her chapter.

A member of student council and the National Honor Society, Silvers is involved in band, speech and debate, foreign language club, math club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, basketball, volleyball and the Natural Athletic Strength Association.

Silvers is a member of Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Junior Simmental Association, American Simmental Association and The American Quarter Horse Association. She has been a member of the Union Hall 4-H Club for nine years and has served as club president.

Currently a senior in high school, Silvers plans to study agricultural business at the University of Missouri following graduation. After college, she plans to lead an active role in the agriculture industry through her own production operation.

The Missouri FFA has 25,852 members representing 334 chapters. The national organization has more than 579,000 members representing 7,570 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.