Several 2012 Kuna High School graduates who were in FFA have received prestigious honors at the National FFA Convention.
The American FFA Degree is awarded to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their Supervised Agricultural Experience. In order to qualify for the award, each member must have received a Greenhand FFA Degree, Chapter FFA Degree and State FFA Degree. They have completed at least three years (540 hours) of high school agriculture classes and one year of college agriculture classes (360 hours.) Finally they maintained detailed SAE records, which demonstrate outstanding planning, managerial and financial skills where they 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.
The American FFA Degrees are handed out each year at the National FFA Convention to members from all states. That number of recipients represents less than half of one percent of all FFA members, making it one of the organization’s highest honors.
Chris is currently attending the University of Idaho, Jenni is attending Washington State University and Heather is attending Northwest Nazarene University. All three were four years members of the Kuna FFA and represented Kuna and the Idaho State FFA on several National Judging Teams. In addition to their degree, each recipient received a gold American FFA Degree key.