By Mackenzie Peace
Kuna FFA Reporter
On Monday, Nov. 12, Kuna FFA awarded 75 Greenhand and Chapter degrees. To receive a Greenhand degree, members must have satisfactory plans for programs of a supervised agriculture experience. Those recipients were:
Charlene A. Reilly
For an FFA member to receive the Chapter degree they must have: received their Greenhand degree; must have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of at least 180 hours of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level. And are enrolled in an agricultural education course; participated in the chapter Program of Activities; earned and productively invested $150 by the member’s own efforts or worked at least 45 hours in excess of scheduled class time; have effectively led a group discussion for 15 minutes; and have demonstrated five procedures of parliamentary law. These members received their Chapter degree:
After receiving the Chapter degree, FFA members are eligible to earn their state degree and eventually their American Degree at the National FFA Convention.
Twenty courageous first year members also competed in the Creed Speaking contest where they recited the five-paragraph FFA Creed. The Creed was written in by E. M. Tiffany and adopted at the third National FFA Convention. It is recited by new members to reflect their growing belief in agriculture and agricultural education. Representing Kuna at the district contest is Shelby McNeily. A close second was Mikayla Berheim, followed by Eric Ball and Nancy Shiffer. Other Creed competitors include Kourtney Dawson, Megan Berheim, Sydnee Murphy, Kevin Wilcox, Aubrey Greeve, Sarah Piper, Nichole Gaige, Sara Shankel, Brianna Liggett, Allana Hunter, Danial Brauneisen, Tyrel Bunn, Mick Smith, Rachel Gaige, Vicki Parsley, and Samantha Lovelady. Kuna FFA is represented well by these young members and we hope they strive to continue bettering their public speaking skills.