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Local FFA Members Receive State FFA Degree, Participate in State FFA Chorus, Band

FFAA total of 44 students from the North Central District FFA were awarded their State FFA Degree at the 90th Kansas FFA State Convention, May 30 through June 1, on the Kansas State University campus.

The State Degree is the highest honor the Kansas FFA Association can bestow upon its members. In order to achieve this award, members must meet the following requirements: have received their Chapter FFA Degree, been an FFA member and agricultural education student for at least two years, earned at least $2,000 or worked 600 hours in their Supervised Agricultural Experience program, given a six-minute speech about agriculture or FFA, participated in eight different leadership activities, received a "C" average or better in high school and shown a record of outstanding leadership and community involvement.

This year's recipients included Mason Prester of Wilson.

Also, a select group of FFA members used their musical abilities to entertain members and guests by performing as part of the State FFA Chorus during the 90th Kansas FFA State Convention.

In order to participate in this select ensemble, members were required to submit audition tapes and recommendations from their local music instructors.

Local members of the State FFA Chorus included Camden Meyer of Wilson.

And a select group of FFA members used their musical abilities to entertain members and guests by performing as part of the State FFA Band during the 90th Kansas FFA State Convention.

In order to participate in this select ensemble, members were required to submit audition tapes and recommendations from their local music instructors.

Local members of the State FFA Band included Shelby Ney of Russell, Dharma Couse of Sylvan-Lucas and Jayden Bess of Wilson.

The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 9,579 agricultural education students in 198 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 653,359 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 8,568 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Their mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

(Information courtesy FFA.)

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