The Missouri FFA Association awarded the West Plains FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award. West Plains placed 13th out of 351 chapters. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year. The West Plains FFA advisors are Jay Hale, Tonya Jedlicka, and Sarah Elrod. The top chapters compete for the National FFA Chapter Award. Winners will be announced this fall at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.