Purdy FFA livestock team takes third at state

Saturday, June 22, 2019
The Purdy FFA livestock team took third place at this year’s Missouri State FFA Convention. Members are, pictured from left: Purdy FFA Advisor Jordan Ellis, Zane Brown, Erik Cruz, Lauren Schallert and Clay Henderson. Contributed photo

Five students received state degrees

The Purdy FFA chapter attended the 91st Missouri State FFA Convention, earning one medal and coming home with five state degrees.

Three contest teams competed at state this year. The Livestock Team, consisting of Lauren Schallert, Clay Henderson, Erik Cruz, and Zane Brown, earned an appearance on the awards stage by placing third.

“It was awesome to get third and an amazing opportunity to get on stage in front of 10,000 people with my three best friends," commented Brown.

The agriculture sales team, consisting of Mason Schallert, Ky Propps, Shelby Haskins, and Jake Kellar, placed fourth.

In addition to competitive wins, five Purdy FFA members received their state degree. Recipients were Mason Schallert, Ky Propps, Shelby Heston, Jake Kellar and Enrique Garcia.

Also competing from Purdy were Eli Webb, Bentley Stephens, Aubree Bennett, Brad Hutson and Shelby Heston.