Shanks of Vienna Chapter named State FFA Vice President
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – During the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention, Hannah Shanks was named the 2021-2022 State FFA Vice President. Shanks is a member of the Vienna FFA Chapter. Her parents are Mark and Karen Shanks of Vienna. Her advisor is Sara Schwartze.
Shanks’ supervised agricultural experience program consists of her working at Maries County Bank, Vienna, as a part-time teller and marketing assistant. She also raises registered Herefords and Black Baldies.
During high school, Shanks served as chapter vice president for two years and president, and area 1st vice president.
Shanks participated at state in Division II prepared public speaking, job interview and FFA knowledge leadership development events; and dairy cattle evaluation and livestock evaluation career development events. She participated at state in the Missouri Farm Bureau Public Speaking Contest and placed third in the Missouri Pork Producers FFA Pork Speaking Contest. Shanks won the area dairy production placement proficiency and area agricultural mechanics repair and maintenance placement proficiency awards. She was named Area Star in Placement, Chapter Star Discovery, Chapter Star Greenhand and Chapter Star Farmer. She is a graduate of Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy.
In addition to FFA, Shanks is a member of National Honor Society and speech club. For four years, she served as a class officer. She is a member of the Church of Christ, Vienna.
After graduating high school, Shanks’ plans include attending the University of Missouri, Columbia, to study agricultural business management and animal science. Shanks said she plans on an agricultural finance career and growing her cattle operation.
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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