For Greene County News
XENIA — Matt Hiser from Greeneview and Austin Rohrback and Stephanie Wuebben from Xenia were awarded the American Degree at the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.
The American Degree is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes students’ leadership abilities and outstanding achievement in agricultural business, production, processing and service programs.
Approximately one in every 2,000 FFA members receive this prestigious award annually. All three members are attending either The Ohio State University or Wilmington College and majoring in an agriculture-related field.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of over 610,000 student members — all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture — as part of nearly 7,600 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
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