By Katelyne Ackley, chapter reporter
On May 3th and 4th, 2011 Benjamin Logan FFA had nine members receive their state degree, at this year’s State FFA Convention. To meet the requirements of the state degree, the member must be a junior, senior, or a high school graduate, must have an approved supervised agriculture experience program, must have at least one-year instruction in agriculture education, and be a dues paid member.
Members must be familiar with the state and national FFA constitutions and they must have assisted in the development of the program of activities for their chapter. They also must have completed at least 30 hours of home or community development projects, at least three activities that promote Agriculture Education and/or FFA, and in at least two different state sanctioned Career Development Events. Members must demonstrate ten abilities of Parliamentary Procedure and must have presented a six minute speech on an agricultural topic. (http://www.ohioffa.org/cms/images/stories/educators/docs/StateFFADegreeMinimumStandards.pdf). These are just some the requirements needed to acquire your state degree. This year State Degree recipients are: Katelyne Ackley, Emily Brill, Cory Leiter, Nick Melvin, Tyler Myers, Mickayla Ropp, Chelsea Shaffer, and Brent Weiss.
Two Benjamin Logan FFA officers were recognized for their gold rating officer books. Each officer had to meet all requirements that were required by the state. Danny Foulk had a gold rated Secretary book, Miranda Batton had a gold rated Treasurer book, and Katelyne Ackley had a gold rated reporter book. The officers were recognized at the Chapter Banquet April 14, 2012 and at State FFA Convention May4th. Additionally, Benjamin Logan FFA members were recognized for their donations to Children’s Hospital and Church World Services.