Wuertley of Summersville FFA Chapter named Area 13 Star in Placement
SEDALIA, Mo., May 1, 2021 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Tabitha Wuertley of Summerville FFA Chapter as the Area 13 Star in Placement. Her parents are Charles and Heather Wuertley of Summersville. Her advisor is Amanda Bell.
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 13 includes 25 chapters in the South Central District.
MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Placement awards and the State Star in Placement Award.
Wuertley’s SAE consists of beef cattle, swine and gardening. She owns five cow/calf pairs and she raises the calves to sell. She raises and exhibits swine. Wuertley also helps maintain seven gardens and sells the produce to local restaurants. She has her own garden where she sells the produce to help pay for college.
Wuertley served as chapter historian, reporter, and vice president, and an area officer.
In addition to FFA, Wuertley is a member of Fellowship of Christain Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America and Beta Club, and serves as student council treasurer. She participates in volleyball and softball
After graduating high school, Wuertley’s plans include attending either Crowder College, Neosho, or Missouri State University, West Plains, then transfer to Missouri State University, Springfield. She hopes to apply to University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia. Wuertley said she hopes to have a farm and a veterinary clinic.
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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