Four Southeastern FFA members receive state’s highest honor

At the 85th Ohio FFA Convention in Columbus, four Southeastern students received the State FFA Degree, the highest award Ohio can bestow on an FFA member. In order to qualify, members must meet many standards which include; 35 hours of community service or improvement, $3000 earned in their supervised agricultural experience programs with at least $1,000 productively invested, compete in at least two state sanctioned career development events or competitions, maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA and a 93% school attendance rate and serve as an officer or committee member. A seventeen page application is completed prior to evaluations at the sub-district, district and state levels and then must meet final approval guidelines at state evaluations before being awarded. This year, Danielle Augustus, Haley Conway, Jillian Edwards and Matt Toops have all been awarded the State FFA Degree among nearly 700 across the state. Less than 3% of all Ohio FFA members are awarded the degree and are among the elite of FFA membership. The next and highest level these students can achieve is the American FFA Degree. Congratulations to these students on their hard work, effort, determination and achievement!

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