CASSTOWN — On Nov. 27, the Miami East-MVCTC FFA awarded 32 new members their Greenhand FFA Degree.
The Greenhand Degree is awarded to first year members of the FFA, and is the first award that can be received. Each member awarded received a pin to be worn on their FFA jacket and a certificate of achievement. Evan Callicoat, State FFA Reporter of the Ohio FFA Association, was the guest speaker.
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.
The students earning the degree were Erin Baker, Natalie Bair, Arielle Barnes, Adam Bensman, Jeffrey Blackford, Sarah Blocher, Makayla Brittain, Anna Broerman, Libby Carpenter, Abigail Covault, Coleman Demmitt, Carter Gilbert, Justin Hawkins, Camrey Jordan, Abbey Lauck, Tyler Laycox, Cole Mergler, Morgan Nosker, Paige Pence, Meadow Powers, Sydney Preston, Grace Slone, Jimmy Sutherly, Jacob Sweitzer, Ethan Swindell, Caleb Taylor, CJ Vanpelt, Leann Vernon, Isabella Waite, Seth Wells, Jarrett Winner, and Lauren Wright.