By Rebekah Eidemiller, chapter reporter
On Monday, November 26, 2012, the Miami East FFA awarded 27 new members their Greenhand FFA Degree. The Greenhand Degree is awarded to first year members of the FFA, and is the first award that can be received. Each member awarded received a pin to be worn on their FFA jacket and a certificate of achievement. Shelby Faulkner, State FFA President of the Ohio FFA Association, was the guest speaker.
In order to receive the Greenhand FFA Degree the members must be enrolled in an agriculture class, have plans for a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, learned and explained the FFA Creed, Motto, Salute, Mission Statement, Code of Ethics and uses of the FFA Jacket, Colors, and Emblem, and demonstrated an understanding of the FFA’s history, chapter constitution and by-laws. The Greenhand FFA Degree is the first of four degrees that an FFA member can earn.
Members receiving their Greenhand FFA Degree included Emily Beal, Katrina Bendickson, Cody Calicoat, Trent Church, Hannah Davis, Madeline Davis, Braxton Donaldson, Haley Etherington, Daniel Everett, Chase Fulghum, Kayden Gustin, Eliza Hershberger, Johnny Inman, Jordan Inman, Bradley Jenkins, Kelsey Kirchner, Miranda Maggart, Haleigh Maggert, Stephanie Millhouse, Dylan Moore, Sydney Oakes, Levi Reid, Samantha Sands, Hunter Sharp, Seth Tamplin, Nathan Teeters, and Hannah Wilson.
The Miami East Agricultural Education Department is a satellite of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.