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Local, state-wide FFA members earn American FFA Degree

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Danika Gordon

BROOKINGS, SD – Twenty-eight South Dakota FFA members, from 15 different chapters, have earned their American FFA Degree. Recipients will be recognized during the 94th National FFA Convention, Saturday October 30th, 2021 in Indianapolis. 

Morgan Monroe
Aubrey Weishaar

Arlington- Makayla Nelson,
Brookings- Patrick White, Rebekah White
Chester – Bailee Maye Anderson, Lily Claire Kenton
De Smet– Daniel Bradley DeDeyne, Makayla DeDeyne
Gettysburg- Hunter Eide
Harrisburg – Jessica L. Cain, Makoy M. Ivarsen, Slader Niewenhuis, Benjamin Olson
Howard- Anna M. Schwader
Lemmon- Aubrey Anna Weishaar
McCook Central – Colin Kolbeck, Tanner Peterson, and Blake Gessner
Montrose– Mary Katherine Hoiten
Northwestern– Samantha Olson, Sadie Vander Wal
Rapid City– Morgan Elizabeth Monroe
Sturgis- Danika G. Gordon
West Central – Zach Brown, Caden Farmer, Alisha McMartin, Jersie Reese
Winner- Ryder Mortenson, Heather Rowe

The American degree is the highest degree an FFA member can receive in the National FFA Organization. Only FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences are eligible for the American FFA Degree.

Members must have earned and productively invested at least $7,500, or have earned and productively invested at least $1,500 and worked 2,250 hours beyond scheduled school hours through their SAEs

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