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FFA Has Great Showing at State Convention

Posted On: Monday, May 6, 2019

Creekview FFA Students compete in State Parliamentary Procedure Career Development and earned State FFA Degrees

Creekview FFA Members Ceri Trecartin, Seth Watkins, Matthew McClure, Ethan Lawson, Cheyenne McIntyre, and Asa Phillips won 2nd in the Area 1 Parliamentary Procedure Career Development in March and qualified for the State Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event on April 24th. The team competed well but was eliminated in the preliminary round.

Recipients of the State FFA Degree were recognized at the 91st Georgia FFA State Convention held at the Macon Centreplex on April 25-27, 2019. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree that the Georgia FFA Association can bestow upon its members. Georgia was proud to award 762 State Degrees to deserving FFA members. The Creekview FFA had two students who were awarded the State FFA Degree, Matthew McClure and Ceri Trecartin

 In order to receive the State FFA Degree, members must meet several requirements outlined by the National FFA Organization. Students must have been enrolled in an agricultural education classroom and been an active FFA member for at least two years. Recipients must already hold their Chapter FFA Degree prior to receiving the State Degree, actively participate in the planning and implanting of the chapter’s Program of Activities and participate in at least five different activities above the chapter level. Creating the leaders of tomorrow is a vital part of the mission of the FFA. Therefore, members receiving their State Degree must demonstrate leadership through performing ten parliamentary law procedures, giving a six-minute speech on agriculture, and serving as an FFA officer, committee chairperson, or committee member. Members must also have a satisfactory academic record, and complete at least 25 hours of community service in a minimum of two different service activities. Students in FFA begin creating Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) early in their FFA career and continue working on them throughout their involvement in agricultural education. FFA members receiving their State Degree must show a record of having a satisfactory SAE. Members must have earned and productively invested at least $1,000 or have worked at least 300 hours outside of scheduled class time. The Georgia FFA Association was proud to bestow the State FFA Degree onstage to each deserving FFA member.

The Creekview FFA was also recognized for 100% membership.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. There are nearly 670,000 FFA members nationwide. The Georgia Association has more than 42,000 members, making it the third largest Association in the nation. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, through agricultural education. Creekview.

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