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June 10, 2014

Girard FFA member elected state VP

Parsons, Kansas — Bethany Schifferdecker from the Girard FFA chapter was elected to serve as the 2014-2015 state FFA vice-president at the 86th Kansas FFA Convention May 28-30 on the Kansas State University campus. Schifferdecker was among 20 candidates running for a state officer position to represent more than 8,700 Kansas FFA members.

As state FFA vice president, Schifferdecker will serve on a team of six officers who will travel across the state sharing their passion for agriculture, leadership and service. Kansas FFA officers present workshops and conferences across the state and challenge FFA members to serve their communities and the agriculture industry.

The 2014-2015 Kansas FFA Officer team includes: president Taylor Green, Southeast of Saline FFA; vice president Bethany Schifferdecker, Girard FFA; secretary Jeff Hadachek, Repulic County FFA; treasurer Chantelle Simon, Hill City FFA; reporter Kyle Apley, Blue Valley FFA; and sentinel Nick Meyer, Marion-Florence FFA.

A four-year FFA member, Schifferdecker has served as chapter vice president of Girard FFA and Southeast District president. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) is in agricultural education, working with five young 4-H and FFA members to train and show their dogs. She plans to attend Kansas State University next fall, where she will major in agricultural communications. Upon earning her bachelor’s degree, she plans to attend law school with the intentions of becoming an attorney for an agricultural company.

Schifferdecker is the daughter of Mark and Nancy Schifferdecker. Her advisers are Alan Boultinghouse and Joe Curran.

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