MAbA 2021

PBHS sophomore accepted into Agribusiness Academy
Posted on 04/13/2021
Audrie Sievers

A Poplar Bluff sophomore has been chosen alongside only 30 high school students across the state to participate in the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy this summer.

Audrie Sievers will join her peers in receiving a tour of the Missouri Department of Agriculture in Jefferson City, then they will travel mid-state to visit agribusinesses and learn about career opportunities in animal health and production agriculture over the course of several days in June.

“I’m so proud of each of these students and the accomplishments they’ve already achieved as leaders,” stated Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn in a press release. “We hope that MAbA helps each of them add value to those skills and ultimately find their future in an agriculture career.”

Selection into the academy is based on a competitive application and interview process. Audrie serves as Poplar Bluff’s FFA chapter president and was sworn into office last week as Area 16 FFA treasurer of the association, according to agriculture education teacher Kathryn Clark.

Her math teacher, Hope Conover, said that students could often become overwhelmed and frustrated in her advanced algebra class, but Audrie is a “model student” who comes to class prepared and always asks questions to broaden her understanding of the material.

"Audrie consistently faces these challenges head-on with an open mind and optimistic spirit," Conover wrote. "She utilizes her class time wisely and is a very conscientious worker."

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Cutline: Audrie Sievers of PBHS was one of 30 sophomores in the state to be accepted into the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy.

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