COLUMBIA, Mo., April 25, 2014 — Tanner of the Putnam County FFA Chapter placed fifth in the Missouri FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Tanner is the son of Clyde and Martine Bondy of Unionville, Missouri. The Putnam County FFA Chapter advisors are Randy Morris and Clyde Bondy III.
Sixteen individuals from six districts were selected to compete at the state level. In order to compete at state each contestant had to advance through the area and district level competitions. At state each contestant competed in the preliminary round and only the top six were selected to reach the finals.
MFA Inc. sponsors the competition that requires contestants to recite the FFA creed. Speakers are then asked to answer a series of questions based on their interpretation of the creed. A panel of judges determines each participant’s score. FFA members gain self-confidence, presentation skills, poise and sharpen their ability to think quickly as they participate in the activity.
The Missouri FFA has 25,852 members representing 334 chapters. The national organization has more than 579,000 members representing 7,570 local 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.