WEST ALEXANDRIA — Twin Valley South Miami Valley Career Technical Center (MVCTC) FFA Chapter awarded Greenhand Degrees to 20 members on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Those members included: Kyler Maggard, Peyton Whaley, Tanner Brown, Liberty Chesney, Harley Cook, Matthew Cornett, Luke Dillhoff, Nolan Hale, Morgan Harrod, Briana Henemyre, Christian Loveless, Kassie Loveless, Cheyanne Mitchell, Branden Perry, Logan Pierce, Maddox Riegel, Jonathan Spencer, Rebekah Sunvold, Katy Turner, and Lynnlee Voge.
According to the National FFA Organization, FFA is structured into a degree program that rewards active FFA members for progress in all phases of leadership, skills and occupational development. The Discovery FFA Degree, the Greenhand FFA Degree and the Chapter FFA Degree are awarded at the chapter level.
State associations award top members with the State FFA Degree. The highest degree, the American FFA Degree, is conferred upon an elite group of members at the national level.
To be eligible to receive the Greenhand FFA Degree from the chapter, a member must meet the following minimum qualifications:
•Be enrolled in agricultural education and have satisfactory plans for a supervised agricultural experience program.
•Learn and explain the FFA Creed, motto, salute and FFA mission statement.
•Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors.
•Demonstrate a knowledge of the FFA Code of Ethics and the proper use of the FFA jacket.
•Demonstrate a knowledge of the history of the organization, the chapter constitution and bylaws and the chapter Program of Activities.
•Personally own or have access to the Official FFA Manual and the Official FFA Student Handbook.
•Submit written application for the Greenhand FFA Degree.
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