Eleven West Central FFA members recently competed their State FFA Degree Applications. The State Degree is the highest award a member can receive on the state level. The award is based on the students leadership and school activities as well as their involvement and accomplishment in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE).
Members with exceptional SAE accomplishments may be eligible for any of the Star awards. Brooke Pearson applied and was named District VII runner up for Star Farmer. The Star Farmer Award recognizes those members who are involved in production agriculture and have ownership in livestock or crop land or another entrepreneurial area of production agriculture. Sydnie Howey is the District VII Star in Placement runner-up. Placement SAE’s require a member to work in an agricultural business accumulating paid and/or unpaid hours.
District VII Star candidates will now advance to state consideration where the top four members in each of four Star categories will be interviewed in a competition culminating during the State FFA Convention in April.
West Central FFA Members who will be awarded the State FFA Degree in April are : Brooke Pearson, Sydnie Howey, Jeremy Nettifee, Stacia Knuth, Sami Galliger, Kelsey Wagner, Cam Green, Tucker Smith, Spencer Kurtz, Ethan Schumacher and Austin Wolfe.