Atwater FFA Students Earn State’s Highest FFA Degree
Twenty eight Atwater FFA students were presented with their State FFA Degree earlier this month during the Central Region State FFA Degree Ceremonies held at Merced College. The FFA State Degree is the highest degree a student can earn at the state level and is only presented to a small percentage of the over 86,000 FFA membership. Requirements for the degree include a minimum of two years of agriculture course work and 24 months of active FFA membership, Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) project(s) earnings and investments of at least $1000 or at least 500 unpaid hours outside of class time, leadership activity involvement, active in school and agriculture activities, and carry a satisfactory scholastic record.
“The state degree represents the cream of the crop,” explains FFA advisor Natalie Borba. “Our program continues to grow with more students taking advantage of the opportunities agricultural education and FFA has to offer towards personal growth, premier leadership, and educational and career success.”
Atwater High School students who earned their FFA State Degree include Ana Lozano, Anthony Naranjo, Belinda Espinoza, Catalina Diaz, Dahlia Flores, Daisy Flores, Emily McCartney, Emily Junez, Joel Rojas, Jonathan Garcia, Kassia Beznoska, Kayalynn Briscoe-Mattis, Kendyll Cruz, Makenna Caldie, Marcos Ahumada, Megan Escobar, Natalie Frontella, Nicholas Giesbrecht, Paige Brigham, Renessa Hardin, , Ricardo Ortega, Samantha Theodozio, Sayra Ramos, Sidney Miller, Stephania Valdovinos, Victoria Lopez, Wyatt Tucker, and Zion Brigham. Each student is prepared and is planning to attend either a community college or a major university to further their education towards their career interest.
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Atwater High School Agriculture Department
PO Box 835 / 2201 Fruitland Ave
Atwater, CA 95301