Rice of Brunswick FFA Chapter named State FFA First Vice President
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2022 – During the 94th Missouri FFA Convention, Hannah Rice was named the 2022-2023 State FFA First Vice President. Rice is a member of the Brunswick FFA Chapter. Her parents are Tim and Diane Rice of Brunswick. Her advisor is Kendra Krapfl.
Brunswick’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of food service, a placement project on her family’s row crop and pecan operation, and an entrepreneurship project called Taste of Joy Cookie Dough.
During high school, Rice served as Area 4 secretary, chapter secretary and second vice president.
Rice participated in the entomology and poultry evaluation career development events. She also participated in Division I prepared public speaking and Division II prepared public speaking. She was the state winner for Division II prepared public speaking. Rice also won the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives FFA Public Speaking Contest and the Missouri Farm Bureau Public Speaking Contest. She participated in the National FFA Band as a third chair trombonist. Rice has attended Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy, Area Officer Institute and Public Speaking Institute. She was also named Chapter Star Greenhand and Chapter Star in Placement for the Brunswick FFA Chapter.
In addition to FFA, Rice participated in National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Indian Grove 4-H Club, cheerleading, cross-country and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Other leadership positions include junior class president, student council vice president, scholar bowl captain and brass band captain. Outside of school, Rice attends Faith Family Church.
After graduating high school, Rice plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to study biochemistry. She hopes to continue to be active in agriculture and become a rural healthcare family physician.
The Missouri FFA has 25,626 members representing 353 chapters. The national organization has more than 735,000 members representing 8,817 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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