Area 3 FFA hosted the Area Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 22. The banquet is an annual event put on by the Area 3 FFA Association and the sponsoring school. This year the banquet was held in La Plata, Missouri in the High School Gymnasium located in La Plata. This was the second year the banquet was hosted in the gym at La Plata.
In total, nine Putnam County FFA members, two PC FFA advisors, and one parent attended the banquet. Attending members included Riley Wood, Tanner Bondy, Matthieu M, Megan T, Kyle B, Sara W, Ashlyn S, Katelyn G and Courtney G. Ten FFA members were awarded awards this night. Award winner included Riley Wood, Tanner B, Matthieu M, Justin D, Josh V, Megan T, Kyle B, Sara W., Katelyn G. and Courtney G.
Tanner B, sophomore, received two awards. One award was for placing 1st at Area division II Prepared Public Speaking , and the other for winning the Proficiency award in Agriculture Mechanics Repairs and Maintenance-Entrepreneurship. Tanner also placed 2nd at the state level in Public Speaking division II.
Joshua V, junior, received 1 award for Proficiency Awards. He placed 3rd at Area in the category Agriculture Mechanics Fabrication and Design.
Riley W, senior, received one award. He placed 3rd in the Area with Agricultural Sales-Placement proficiency award.
Katelyn G, junior, received 2 awards that night. She placed 1st in the proficiency category Food Science and Technology. She was also awarded an Area Officer position. Katelyn will serve as the 2015-2016 Area 3 Historian.
Megan T, junior, received 1 award. She placed 1st in Area 3 with the proficiency award category, Food Service.
Justin D, junior, also received 1 award. He placed 3rd in the Area. He received an award in the proficiency category Forage Production.
Kyle B, junior, also received one award. She placed 3rd in Area 3 for a proficiency award. She won her award through the category Goat Production.
Matthieu M, junior, received 1 award. He placed 2nd in the Area in the proficiency category of Grain Production-Entrepreneurship.
Sara W, sophomore, received one award that night. She was awarded 2nd place in the proficiency category of Sheep Production
Courtney G received one award. She placed 2nd for her work on this year's Chapter Scrapbook.
Putnam County FFA is very proud of all the winners from the chapter and wishes everyone the best of luck next year.