The West Holmes FFA Chapter will have four American Degree recipients at the 2016 National FFA Convention. Members Elise Neville, Chris Sprang, Morgan Hoxworth, and Shyann Kick will receive their degrees October 22nd in Louisville. In order to be eligible for the American FFA Degree, members must have the following qualifications: they had to have obtained the State FFA Degree, been an active member for 3 years, have participated in activities on the chapter and state levels, have graduated at least 12 months before the National FFA Convention, have maintained records that express an outstanding supervised agricultural experience program, have earned and productively invested at least $7,500 or have earned and productively invested at least $1,500 and have worked 2,250 hours in excess of class time, and have expressed outstanding leadership abilities and have maintained a high school scholastic record of “C” or better.
Elise Neville worked as an intern at OSU, researching soil and water characteristics and studying on how to adjust plant growth. She also ran her own dog walking/sitting business. Elise was involved in the chapter by serving as an officer for the chapter and competing in Ag Sales.
Chris Sprang worked for 3 dairy farms: Piar Mineral Ridge, Clover Patch, and Spring Walk. Chris served as an officer for the chapter and competed in Tractor Troubleshooting for his involvement in the chapter.
Morgan Hoxworth worked for the Danville Vet Clinic and Grasshopper Lawn Care. She was involved in the chapter by serving as an officer and competing in Dairy Judging.
Shyann Kick worked for Idyl Wild and Shamrock Dairy Farms. She was involved in the chapter by serving as an officer and competing in Ag Sales and Dairy Judging.
Congratulations to all four members on receiving the highest award an FFA member can receive.