Local FFA Members Received National Honor
By Gazette Staff Writer — Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Each Year, the National FFA Organization is proud to honor the FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. That honor, the American FFA Degree, is bestowed up on a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence. The American Degree is the highest level that can be achieved as an FFA member. Attaining the American FFA Degree requires a solid commitment to agriculture and FFA, and is earned by less than one percent of FFA members.
Aaron Largen and Riley Wright, FFA members representing the Fillmore FFA Chapter in California were selected to join that exclusive list and were awarded the American FFA Degree at the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo. The convention is known as the largest student gathering in the United States and occurred October 24-27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fillmore FFA Chapter is under the direction of Ag Advisor, Joe Ricards.