Eight area high school students were honored Monday night with Gordon Richards FFA Awards.

Each year since 1946, Richards Drug Store has honored the top FFA student in each of the eight chapters throughout Pottawatomie County.

The eight students honored Monday night were:

Chelsy Bottom, Asher FFA; Hunter Dugan, Tecumseh FFA; Tea Timmerman, McLoud FFA; Jada Glascow, Wanette FFA; Jace Streater, Shawnee FFA, Robert Worsham, Macomb FFA; Cory Roe, Bethel FFA and Austin Marrs, Dale FFA.

Cory Roe, Bethel FFA

Cory Roe, the son of Gary an Teresa Roe, is a vital member of the Bethel FFA

Chapter and is described as being a true leader. Cory has been showing swine for many years and has had success with this endeavor. Showing, raising and being

around swine are his passion. Cory has applied and hopes to receive his

State FFA Degree in April. His plan after high school is to attend Seminole State

College and then move on to OSU to pursue a career in Agriculture.

Austin Marrs, Dale FFA

Austin Marrs has been in the Dale FFA chapter for four years.

He has been very active in his SAE which is raising and showing pigs. While in FFA he has also participated in livestock judging, speech and electricity competitions, leadership workshops, and many other activities throughout the chapter. Starting his sophomore year, Austin was elected the chapter Treasurer, the following year he was granted the opportunity to serve as the Vice President. Now as a senior, Austin proudly serves his chapter as the President and is very proficient in leading and organizing activities for his chapter. Starting out as a freshman, Austin was very timid and shy, but this amazing organization has brought him out of his shell and shaped him into the wonderful leader he is today.

Robert Worsham, Macomb FFA

Robert Worsham is a junior at Macomb High School and is currently

serving as the Macomb FFA Secretary. His parents are Gary and Elaine Worsham. He has been involved in the FFA for four years and has gone to numerous livestock shows all over the state and country.

He has attended a variety of leadership camps. FFA has given him opportunities to pursue ambitions and travel all across the country. He said his passion is working with show pigs and working in diesel mechanics. Upon completion of high school, he hopes to attend OSU Okmulgee and receive a degree in diesel mechanics.

Tea Timmerman, McLoud FFA

Tea Timmerman, daughter of Robert and Shelli Deardorff and Wesley Timmerman, is currently serving as chapter President. She has served as Secretary and Treasurer.

She has received the Star Greenhand award, attended State and National Conventions and has applied for the coveted State FFA Degree this year. Her SAE projects consists of sheep and swine. She has exhibited the Reserve Champion Chester gilt at OYE livestock show. Tea has donated in the chapter's name a swine for the FFA Hunger challenge. She currently serves on the student BancFirst Board of Directors.After graduation, she plans on attending Rose State College to complete her basics then apply to Radiology tech program.

Jace Bradley Streater, Shawnee FFA

Jace Bradley Streater is a proud member and Vice President of Shawnee FFA and a junior at Shawnee High School. This is his third year in FFA, holding offices for the last two years. He is the 17-year-old son of Rick and Suan Streater.

Jace has been a very active FFA member participating in many contests, camps, and activities. He has attended FFA Alumni Camp and Advanced Leadership Development activities this past year. He has competed in the State Agriscience fair the past two years and qualified and competed at the National FFA Convention with his Agriscience project this past fall.

His Agriscience project placed in the top ten at the National FFA Agriscience competition in Louisville, Kentucky..

Jace has shown chickens at the Pottawatomie County fair in the fall the last three years. He has shown sheep the last two years in county fairs, jackpots, and OYE. Jace is currently a member of the Shawnee High School Cheer squad. He competes in competitive power tumbling for the Flip N Fly Power Tumbling Team where he has won several state and National title over the past 4 years.

Jace is planning to attend college in the future and work toward a degree in Zoology or

Wildlife Management.

Hunter Dugan, Tecumseh FFA

Hunter Dugan, 17, is a senior at Tecumseh High School. Hunter's parents are Brent and Terrie Dugan and she has two older sisters.

She is the President of the FFA chapter and previously served as chapter secretary and Chaplain.

She has earned her Greenhand Degree and Chapter Degree and won a scholarship to Washington DC for the WLC Conference.

In addition to work with FFA, she has helped the community, such as clean-up after the tornado, work with United Way Days of Caring, local food drives and Bikes for Kids.

She is active in the show ring and has won numerous awards, including Grand Wether and Supreme Champion Ewe at Tulsa State Fair, Supreme Champion Ewe at OYE and won Overall sheep showman at OYE.

“I have participated at the PCJLS for nine years and have won Grand Champion Lamb for three years and won Grand Champion Swine my first year,” she said.

She's also played competitive soccer for seven years and is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Link Crew and Student Council.

She will be attending Seminole State College in the fall to obtain his Associates Degree and to further my education in the medical field to become a nurse.

NOTE: Biographies on Chelsy Bottom, Asher FFA and Jada Glascow, Wanette FFA, were not received.