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Draper of Maysville FFA Chapter named Area 2 Star in Agriscience

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 - The Missouri FFA Association recognized Haylee Draper of the Maysville FFA Chapter as Area 2 Star in Agriscience. She is the daughter of Lisa Draper of Maysville. Her advisors are Brandi Ellis and Dennis Croy.

Area Stars in Agriscience are selected based upon outstanding achievement in agriscience as part of a studentís supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 2 includes 26 chapters in the Northwest District.

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

Draperís SAE program includes two poultry experiments. The first experiment, in 2018, involved 33 Golden Comet laying hen chicks, and in 2019, the second experiment involved 20 Cornish Cross hen chicks. In both experiments, Draper fed the chicks for eight weeks on three different protein-level chicken feeds. She found that the higher protein level feed yielded more body mass. In addition, Draperís SAE involves an agricultural education element. She logged several hours helping her advisor plan FFA activities and other community activities.

Draper served as chapter 1st vice president and historian. She competed at the state level in the horse evaluation and selection career development event. Draper won the state agriscience research animal systems proficiency award and the area agricultural education proficiency award. She was named Chapter Star Farmer. Draper attended Washington Leadership Conference; State FFA Leadership Camp; Lead, Educate, Advance, Develop Conference for Chapter Officers; and Greenhand Motivational Conference.

In addition to FFA, Draper is a member of spanish club and A+ Program. She is manager of the wrestling team and color guard. Outside of school, she is a member of the Fairport Baptist Church.

After graduating high school, Draper said her plans include attending college to study agricultural education, with the goal of becoming an agricultural instructor.

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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