During the 91st Missouri FFA Convention, Kaylee Lewis of Chillicothe was named a 2019-20 state FFA vice president. Lewis is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter. Her advisors are Lance Martin, Rhonda Oesch, Randy Plattner, Leda Schreiner, and Neal Wolf. Lewis is the daughter of Clinton and Angela Lewis.
Lewis’ diversified supervised agricultural experience program consists of raising Spot, Chester White, and crossbred show pigs and assisting her family with crop production. Lewis also assists her family with mowing, fencing, and maintaining their property. During the summer months, she works as a lifeguard at the local water park for the City of Chillicothe.
Lewis has served as area vice president, chapter assistant president, and 2nd vice president.
Lewis participated on the district level in FFA Creed speaking and soils career development events. Lewis won the Missouri Farm Bureau Public Speaking Contest and received second place in the Missouri Sheep Producers FFA Speaking Contest. She placed sixth individually in the state livestock evaluation CDE. Lewis also exhibits livestock on the Missouri Swine Circuit, as well as on the local and national levels. She was the recipient of her chapter’s State Bank Award, Hy-Vee Livestock Award, and Gold Eagle Leadership Medal.
In addition to FFA, Lewis has served as 4-H club treasurer, dance team captain, Key Club committee chairwoman, and student council committee chairwoman. Lewis also participated in high school and club volleyball, high school and club soccer, high school drama productions and Lifepoint Youth Group. She also was a delegate at Missouri Girls State.
After graduation, Lewis plans to study biochemistry at the University of Missouri, Columbia, with future plans to become a pediatrician in a rural area and serve the community.