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TRI COUNTY FFA MEMBERS EARN STATE DEGREE

 

ELEVEN TRI COUNTY FFA MEMBERS APPLY FOR STATE FFA DEGREE 

Eleven Tri County High School Agriculture Education students have applied for the 2021 Nebraska State FFA Degree.  The seniors are Caden Kapke, son of Ashley & Scott Kapke; Andie Koch, daughter of Brooke Koch; Ella Crawford, daughter of Dan & Lori Crawford; Hannah Holtmeier, daughter of Kirk & Christa Holtmeier; Landen Chapman, son of Travis & Rachael Chapman; Logan Larson, son of Mike & Jessica Larson; Hanna Taylor, daughter of Chelle Cox, Sondra Peterson, Shaun Taylor and Staci Taylor; Cole Siems, son of Jeremy & Jamie Siems; Drew Garrison, son of Brad Garrison and Brandy Garrison; Lucas Weise, son of Jed and Annette Weise; and Nicole Vodraska, daughter of Serina and the late Robert Vodraska.

The State FFA Degree is the highest degree the Nebraska State FFA Association can bestow.  A member must be a senior or one year out of high school to apply.  They must have a “C” academic average, submit two years of financial record books, interview with a board of Ag Education instructors and pass an oral test.  In addition the applicant must earn 500 leadership points,  serve as an officer or committee chair and volunteer for 25 hours of community service.  The student must be versed in parliamentary procedure and public speaking.

State Degree ceremonies will be conducted at the State FFA Convention in Lincoln on April 7th.  Mr. Dave Barnard serves as the candidates’ Advisor.  The eleven candidates are the most from one class in the history of the chapter!

 

CHAPMAN & KAPKE QUALIFY FOR STATE RECOGNITION

Tri County FFA seniors Landen Chapman and Caden Kapke were chosen by the sixteen school FFA District 5 to advance to the State Star recognition.  The two students will now move to a qualifying round to see who is recognized as Nebraska State FFA Stars at the State FFA Convention in Lincoln.  Only two from District 5 advanced.