Chandler Allison is the son of Troy and Gina Allison. While in high school Chandler really enjoyed FFA and worked at Allison’s Tire Shop for his Supervised Agricultural Experience. FFA was a huge part of Chandler’s high school career and continues to build a solid foundation for his future. Through his many agriculture classes and FFA events, he has learned life skills and values that he will never forget. Chandler was on several contest teams in FFA, which included poultry judging, agriculture mechanics, and parliamentary procedure. While in FFA, he also was the chapter president.
After FFA, he pursued his dream of becoming a lineman. He has attended a technical school and has started his apprenticeship at a contract power line company. In the future Chandler hopes to become an employee of Sac Osage Electric Cooperative or KAMO Power.
Shelby, the daughter of Mike and Shelly Barger, graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 2015. While in high school, Shelby worked at Rovenstine Greenhouse, Sonic and a flower shop as her Supervised Agricultural Experience learning more about the study of nursery landscape and building relationships with customers. Shelby was also on four different contest teams.
Shelby says, “FFA impacted my life by making me more outgoing. The FFA organization is an organization that taught me to work harder, follow my dreams,and do what I love. Because of FFA, I discovered my love for working with children. I found my passion for Horticulture and hope to continue in that as well.”
Shelby plans to teach Kindergarten and later on teach Agriculture. Barger is currently attending Crowder College in Nevada, majoring in Elementary Education. She will graduate in May 2017 and move on to either MSU or Western Governors.
Claire Silvers is the daughter of Amanda Silvers and Chris Silvers. While in high school, Claire was very active in FFA serving as the chapter secretary, chapter president, Area IX Treasurer and Missouri FFA Area IX State Vice President. As a state officer she traveled high schools engaging and represented 26,000 FFA members for the year. Claire was very competitive in CDE and LDE contests. She qualified for state in Creed Speaking, Dairy Foods Judging, and Meats Judging where the team placed third at state.
Since serving as a state FFA officer Claire has been a LEAD Facilitator for Missouri FFA traveling the state giving leadership conferences for chapter officers. She has also been employed by the Missouri State Fair as the FFA Beef Office Superintendent.
Upon graduating from Missouri State University with a B.S. in Animal Sciences, she plans to return to production agriculture and work on the family beef cattle operation.