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Mazzola from Branson FFA Chapter named Area 12 Star in Placement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 - The Missouri FFA Association recognized Savannah Faith Mazzola of the Branson FFA Chapter as the Area 12 Star in Placement. Mazzola is the daughter of Richard Mazzola of Branson. Her advisors are Nicole Crocker and Aaron Magnuson.


Area Stars in Placement are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as a part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 12 includes 21 chapters in the Southwest District.


MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Placement awards and the State Star in Placement Award.


Mazzola’s SAE includes food production, emphasizing food safety and sanitation. She currently holds a management position at McDonald’s, where she has been employed for three years. Her duties include managing food storage, preparation and equipment sanitation. During Mazzola’s 35-hours work week, food safety and customer health are her main priorities. Mazzola said her SAE helped her gain leadership skills, work ethic, effective communication skills, team building skills and patience.


Mazzola currently serves as chapter president. In the state meat evaluation career development event, her team placed 10th overall and she received a Group I individual rating. She was named Chapter Star Placement. She attended National FFA Convention & Expo; State FFA Leadership Camp; and Lead, Educate, Advance, Develop Conference for Chapter Officers.


In addition to FFA, Mazzola is active in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Christian Action Ministries. She helped organize a collaboration between Future Business Leaders of America; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; and FFA to donate food, toys, treats and blankets to Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society.

After graduating high school, Mazzola’s plans include attending Ozark Technical Community College, Springfield, then transferring to Missouri State University, Springfield, to study animal science. Mazzola said she then hopes to attend the University of Missouri, Columbia, for veterinary school, and eventually open her own veterinary practice.

The Missouri FFA has 25,945 members representing 348 chapters. The national organization has more than 700,000 members representing 8,612 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.

     Missouri FFA Association
     205 Jefferson St
     PO Box 480
     Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
     Phone: 573-751-3544

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