Trio of WH FFA members to receive American Degrees

Trio of WH FFA members to receive American Degrees

Ethan Feikert with his market hog, which is part of his SAE.


Three West Holmes High School FFA graduate members will receive their American Degrees this November during the National FFA Convention.

Cora Crilow’s Supervised Agricultural Experience involved working at Ashland SWCD, Strouse Showpigs, and raising hogs, sheep, goats and chickens.

Chloe Shumaker’s SAE involved raising sheep, hogs and steers and working for Application Specialties.

Ethan Feikert’s SAE involved working at Feikert Club Pigs, Airport Ridge Shooting Clays, Harvest Ridge and raising market hogs.

These individuals have all met the requirements for the degree and have been approved at the state and national level.

This is the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization. The American FFA Degree shows an FFA member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. It demonstrates the effort FFA members apply toward their Supervised Agricultural Experience and the leadership abilities and community involvement they exhibited through their FFA career.

American FFA Degree recipients show promise for the future and have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence. The requirements to earn the American FFA Degree are set forth in the National FFA Constitution.

To be eligible to receive the American FFA Degree, members must meet qualifications such as receiving a State FFA Degree, holding active membership for the past three years, completing secondary instruction in an agricultural education program, operating an outstanding Supervised Agricultural Experience program, earning or investing at least $10,000 and 50 hours of community service, and demonstrating leadership abilities and outstanding scholastic achievement.

All applications are submitted to the National FFA Organization after approval of a member’s state association. After review by national staff, the National FFA Board of Directors approves qualified candidates to receive the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

Recipients receive a certificate and the American FFA Degree key in honor of their accomplishments and dedication to FFA. Congratulations to all of the recipients.

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