Thursday, December 20, 2012

FFA Members Receive Greenhand Degree

Twenty four members of the Greenville FFA Chapter received the Greenhand FFA Degree, the first high school degree awarded to members of the National FFA Organization. This honor recognizes demonstrated knowledge and achievements in agricultural awareness, leadership, and career development and community service programs. To be eligible for this degree, you must be a first year member, know the creed and motto, understand the code of ethics, and know how to properly wear the FFA Jacket, know the meaning the FFA Emblem and Colors, and have knowledge of the organization’s history

The members received the Degree at a special meeting held for inducting the new Greenhands into the Greenville FFA Chapter. Each recipient receives a Bronze FFA emblem pin and a certificate from the local chapter. Those receiving the Greenhand degree this year included Sam Ball, Kyle Carlisle, Daniel Cline, Kamryn Coppock, Kelsey Crandall, Noah Ellerman, Bryan Flory, Bradley Garber, Brady Garber, Nelson Roberts, Hannah Smith, Judge Welbaum, Nicole Garland, Sara Gibboney, Dylan Kolb, Dalton Mayer, Olivia McDade, Aaron Miniard, Spencer Monnin, Victoria Nader, Ryan Ramsey, Patrick Schmitmeyer, Jena Snyder, and Matthew Wooten.

The FFA operates on local, state and national levels. Student members belong to chapters organized at the local school level. Agricultural education instructors serve as chapter advisors.

FFA is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members preparing for leadership careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,489 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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