Thursday, December 19, 2013

Greenville FFA Chapter Members Receive Chapter FFA Degree

Chapter Degree recipients were L to R [1st row] Kamryn Coppock, Brady Garber, Nicole Garland, Kelsey Crandall, Olivia Mcdade, Mary Beth Siekman (Ohio FFA State Officer) [2nd row] Jondalar Apple, Spencer Monnin, Jena Snyder, Jordan Printz, Aaron Miniard, Dylan Kolb, Victoria Nader [3rd Row] Patrick Schmitmeyer, Bradley Garber, Sara Gibboney, Hunter George.
Twenty-two members of the Greenville FFA Chapter received the Chapter FFA Degree; the second high school degree awarded by the National FFA Organization. This honor recognizes demonstrated knowledge and achievements in agricultural awareness, leadership, career development and community service programs.

The Chapter FFA Degree is given to an FFA chapter’s top members. To receive a Chapter FFA Degree, members must meet the following requirements: Received the Greenhand FFA Degree, Satisfactorily completed 180 hours (or the equivalent) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level, Have an approved SAE in operation, Enrolled in an agriculture course, Participated in the planning and implementation of at least three official FFA chapter activities, Earned and productively invested at least $150, or have worked at least 45 hours outside of scheduled class time, or a combination of the two, through their SAE, Have developed plans for continued growth and improvement of their SAE, Effectively lead a group discussion for 15 minutes, Demonstrated five parliamentary law procedures, Show progress toward achievement in FFA award programs, Have a satisfactory academic record, Submitted a written application for the Chapter FFA Degree, Complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service activities.

The twenty-two members received the Degree at a recent meeting at Greenville High School on December 5, 2013. Each recipient received a Silver FFA emblem pin and a certificate from the local chapter. Those receiving the Chapter degree this year were Jondalar Apple, Daniel Cline, Kamryn Coppock, Kelsey Crandall, Noah Elleman, Bryan Flory, Bradley Garber, Brady Garber, Nicole Garland, Hunter George, Sara Gibboney, Dylan Kolb, Olivia McDade, Aaron Miniard, Spencer Monnin, Victoria Nader, Jordan Printz, Ryan Ramsey, Patrick Schmitmeyer, Hannah Smith, Jena Snyder, and Judge Welbaum.

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 579,678 student members preparing for leadership careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,570 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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