Leonard of El Dorado Springs Chapter named State FFA Vice President
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – During the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention, Kraysen Leonard was named the 2021-2022 State FFA Vice President. Leonard is a member of the El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter. Her parents are Todd and Michele Leonard of El Dorado Springs. Her advisors are Jill Chapman and Jay Martin.
Leonard’s supervised agricultural experience program includes agriculture communications. She also owns Miss Poozie’s Old Fashioned Smoked Beef Sticks and sells beef sticks in the Southwest region.
During high school, Leonard served as chapter 1st vice president and secretary, and area vice president.
Leonard participated at state in Division I prepared public speaking, FFA knowledge, Division II prepared public speaking and job interview leadership development events. She placed fourth in Division II prepared public speaking, fifth in Division II prepared public speaking and second in job interview LDEs. She is a graduate of Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy and Missouri Agribusiness Academy.
In addition to FFA, Leonard served as class representative for student council. She also was a member of National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and letterman’s club. She has participated in varsity volleyball and basketball. Outside of school, Leonard served as Mo Beef Mo Kids Mo Fit Ambassador, Land O’ Lakes Fair Queen and El Dorado Springs Miss Merry Christmas.
After graduating high school, Leonard’s plans include attending the University of Missouri, Columbia, to study agriculture education, communication and leadership. She then plans to attend University of Missouri School of Law. Leonard said she aspires to be an agricultural industry advocate.
The Missouri FFA has 25,662 members representing 351 chapters. The national organization has more than 760,000 members representing 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
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.
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