WEST MILTON — In January, the Milton-Union MVCTC FFA awarded 42 new members their Greenhand FFA Degree and nine members their Chapter Degree. The Greenhand Degree is awarded to first year members of the FFA, and is the first award that can be received. The Chapter Degree is awarded to second year and beyond students who strive to grow in FFA and Agriculture Industry. Each member awarded received a pin to be worn on their FFA jacket and a certificate of achievement.
In order to receive the Greenhand FFA Degree the members must be enrolled in an agriculture class, have plans for a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, learned and explained the FFA creed, motto, salute, mission statement, code of ethics and uses of the FFA Jacket, colors, and emblem, and demonstrated an understanding of the FFA’s history, chapter constitution and by-laws. The Greenhand FFA Degree is the first of four degrees that an FFA member can earn. To earn the Chapter Degree students must first receive the Greenhand Degree and must also invest in their Supervised Agricultural Experience, lead a group discussion, give back the community and have a high scholastic record.
The students earning the Greenhand Degree are Crystal Adkins, Austin Beckman, Austin Brandon, Destanie Brown, Jacob Collis, Chelsea Davis, Jacob Evans, Brent Fraley, Connor Gostomsky, Josie Hildebrand, Josh Hosbrook, Austin Menker, Eyrn Oldham, Hunter Ross, Ammie Voorhees, Keyra Christian, Avory Creech, Dorian Eldridge, Owen Lewis, Keaton Lucous, Ashley Pitcock, Tristan Plemons, Heaven Quatman, Matt Sexton, Tony Williams, Dylan Cross, Bailey Engle, Pat Belt, Dustin Booher, Justin Brown, Aaron Cottrell, Joel Cress, Austin Ezerski, Matt Fox, Emily Hornberger, Troy Johnson, Austin Kinnison, Webb Kress, Emily Peck, Jamie Rasor, Maya Stewart, Hali Storch, Rachel Thompson.
The students earning the Chpater Degree are Abby Hissong, Daniel Albaugh, Tyler Pratt, Jacob Hornberger, Jessica Leffew, Liz Renner, Kassidy Thomson, Kamron Paulus, and Jordan Cress. .