Kenzie McAlister

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Kenzie
McAlister
Glencoe, Oklahoma, USA
Bronze Honor Society Member
Connors State College ( May-2021 )
Summary
My name is Kenzie McAlister and I am currently a Senior at Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I am heavily involved within the agricultural industry; showing goats, maintaining a performance horse herd, and being a member of the Stillwater FFA Chapter officer team as the Chapter Reporter. I am 17 years old and currently reside in Glencoe, Oklahoma. This fall, I will be attending Mississippi State University in hopes of obtaining my Agribusiness Policy & Law degree with a minor in Equestrian Science.
Intended Job Path
Agriculture Loan Manager
Grad School Interests
Mississippi State University, Oklahoma State University, and Texas Tech University.
Honors & Awards
Cherokee Strip Round Up Club Rodeo Queen
Participated in several speech, modeling, and horsemanship contests and was crowned the CSRC Rodeo Queen.
State Agriscience Animal Systems Division 2 Champion
Competed with my agriscience project which researched the best feed to quickly allow performance horses to return to their normal resting heart rate.
State Agriscience Animal Systems Division 4 Champion
Competed with my agriscience project which tested the best method of equine therapy to conclude which method best reduced inflammation in equine athletes.
State Agriscience Animal Systems Division 6 Champion
Competed with my agriscience project which experimented with what hematinic supplements best improved the red blood cell count in horses.
State Agriscience Animal Systems Division 5 Champion
Competed with my agriscience fair project that tested compression masks to assist in the reduction of inflammation in the Temporomandibular Joint in horses.
National Agriscience Research Animal Systems Proficiency Winner
Competed with all of my agriscience projects in Indiana.
State Champion Equine Science Placement Award winner
Was judged upon my Equine Science job experience.
National Roping Supply Show Team Member
Was selected as one of the 15 livestock showmen around the country to serve as an ambassador for NRS out of Decatur, Texas.
Oklahoma Youth Expo Champion Doe Fitting Team
Competed at the World's Largest Youth Livestock Show with a close friend and best prepared my show animal.
FFA Discovery Degree
Completed my 8th Grade year as an FFA member.
FFA Star Green Hand Degree
Was among the top 3 Freshmen in the Stillwater FFA Chapter
FFA Star Chapter Degree
Was among the top 3 Sophomores in the Stillwater FFA Chapter.
Major
Agribusiness Policy & Law
Language Proficiency
English (US)
Advanced
Volunteering
As a challenge in my ag class, my agricultural education instructor gave me $5 and encouraged us to find a way to change our community. I received donations from several businesses for a animal rescue called Horse & Hound that took in off the track race horses and stray or abused dogs. I spent time repairing fence, grooming horses, cleaning water and feed buckets, as well as cleaning stalls.
Horse & Hound
January, 2018 to May, 2018
This year, I founded the Book it to the Pasture program. In this service project, I received multiple educational grants to purchase agriculturally accurate books that were placed in a book case at the Stillwater Milling Company. Here, kids can check out books, read them, and return them back to the bookcase. I wanted to engage the younger generations in FFA and this reading program is the perfect way to approach them.
Stillwater Community
November, 2020 to May, 2021
For the past 4 years, I have volunteered at the Oklahoma City Regional Food Bank to volunteer several hours of our time to benefit those in the central region of Oklahoma. I spent time packaging, weighing, and organizing non-perishable food items for needy Oklahomans. I have had the privilege of going several times and it truly is one of my favorite things to do.
Oklahoma Regional Food Bank
May, 2017 to April, 2020
The Stillwater FFA Chapter took the initiative to help those that suffer during the holiday season. Our chapter purchased a large flock of turkeys that we took turns feeding, maintaining, and managing during the school year and during the Summer time. During the beginning of the holiday season, we butchered the turkeys and sent them to be processed. While we waited for the plethora of birds to be processed, we arranged and held a canned food drive. In time for Thanksgiving, we were able to deliver full Thanksgiving meals to those who are less fortunate in our community.
Salvation Army
July, 2018 to November, 2019
I had the opportunity to take my miniature horses and show goats to the Department of Human Services petting zoo. This petting zoo was a part of a larger party that orphans in Payne County could come to and introduce themselves to those who were looking to adopt. I gave pony rides and taught them simple facts about each animal.
Department of Human Services
March, 2019
Hobbies
I spend a majority of my free time traveling all over Oklahoma competing in rodeos. Rodeo plays a tremendous role in my life and it is one of my favorite things to do. In addition to participating in rodeo, I exhibit Boer goats along side my two younger sisters. This is an excellent bonding activity that allows each of us to build on to our work ethic.
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