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The Tri County FFA Chapter hosted their fall Leadership Night on November 19th at the Tri  County cafeteria.  President Savannah Gerlach conducted the meeting for members, parents and guests.  The highlight of the night was the Degree Ceremonies. Earning their Discovery Degrees were junior high students Carter Holtmeier and August Gerlach. The Discovery Degree is the first level of FFA membership. Students must be enrolled in an Agriculture Education class and participate in Chapter activities on the local level.

Eleven members were accepted into the FFA as Greenhands.  The Greenhand Degree was bestowed upon Logan Brown, Mya Maxwell, Gavin Weichel, Emerson Schultis, Brevin Damrow, Kanin Baker, Gracin Hahn, Patty Monnin, Emily Thavenet, Nick Loxterkamp, and Tyler Houser. The degree requirements include active participation in Chapter events, knowledge of parliamentary procedure, basic FFA knowledge and plans for a Supervised Agriculture Experience (S.A.E.) Program.  The group received a bronze pin and their “FFA Member Lives Here” sign.

Twelve Tri County members were awarded the Chapter Degree by the officers.  These recipients demonstrated parliamentary procedure abilities, had an established S.A.E., performed at least ten community service hours, and presented a group discussion presentation.  Receiving their silver pin were Landen Chapman, Ella Crawford, Drew Garrison, Hannah Holtmeier, Lucas Weise, Logan Larson, Caden Kapke, Hanna Taylor, Kynlee Uher, Andie Koch, Cole Siems, and Nicole Vodraska

The speaker for the evening program was Mrs. Nora Turner of Union Bank in Lincoln.  Mrs. Turner is also a 2017 Nebraska LEAD (Leadership, Education/Action Development) member.  She spoke on his travels to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile and the agriculture she observed. She encouraged the ag education students to appreciate different cultures and to look for leadership opportunities.