Thursday, May 28, 2009

Local Students Attain Organizations Highest Honor

MANHATTAN, Kan. – 57 members of the Kansas FFA Association were granted their American FFA Degree in October at the 81st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. On Thursday they were recognized at the state level for their accomplishment.The American FFA Degree is the highest honor the organization can bestow upon its members. In order to achieve this award members must meet the following requirements: Received the State FFA Degree, been an FFA member and agricultural education student for at least three years, earned at least $7,500 or worked 2,250 hours plus earned $1,500 in their Supervised Agricultural Experience program, received a “C” average or better in high school and show a record of outstand leadership and community involvement.

Those members who made these qualifications and their respective FFA Chapters were
  • Trevor W. Ashcraft- Holton
  • Clandria Jarboe- Holton
  • Chad Atwood-Prairie View
  • Jared Neil Wilson- Prairie View
  • Christopher Bauerle-Prairie View
  • Christina Klein-Sabetha
  • Emily Surdez- Sabetha
  • Gloria Belton- Centre
  • Carrie Ann Blaes-Cherryvale
  • Shane D. Blaes- Cherryvale
  • Kaitlyn Elizabeth Bogart-Arkansas City
  • Megan Bryant-Arkansas city
  • Chelbie James-Arkansas City
  • Brynn Nulik-Arkansas City
  • Rachel Shaw-Arkansas City
  • Kyle Smith- Arkansas City
  • Ashley Dawn Bohnenblust-Clay Center
  • Bethany Lane Bohnenbust- Labette County
  • Daniel Clungston- Columbus
  • Jade Nicole Comstock-Fredonia
  • Wendy E. Dague-Washington County
  • Jacob Hughes-Washington County
  • Jay Stamm -Washington County
  • Nicole Ely-Inman
  • Drew Goering- Inman
  • Daniel Paul Forsyth-Chapman
  • Joshua David Gillespie-Humboldt
  • Alex E. Gottlob-Winfield
  • Hannah A. Harris- Girard
  • Kyra E. O’Brien- Girard
  • Dalton Holliman-Atwood
  • Kally Hood- Rock Creek
  • Andy Newkirk- Rock Creek
  • Aaron Kadavy-Republic County
  • J.M. Cody Kissinger- Newton
  • Garrett D. LaRue- Central
  • Kelly Oliver -Erie- Central
  • Samantha Lawrence-Central
  • Jordan Rae Lister- Marysville
  • Austin Paul Schotte- Marysville
  • Tessa Schotte-Marysville
  • Scott McAlister- West Elk
  • Lucas McNally- South Barber
  • Sara Meiwes- Marmaton Valley
  • Chris Weston-Marmaton Valley
  • Greg Meyer- Linn
  • Kyler Olhde- Linn
  • Traci Rothlisberger-Linn
  • Megan Nelson- Paola
  • Lyndee Mae Patterson- Jackson Heights
  • Garett L. Schreiber-Jackson Heights
  • Cody Regier-Buhler
  • Jayme Christine Rezac-Onaga
  • Amy M. Sents- McPherson
  • Jared Unrau-Goessel
  • Tyler Zimmerman-Chaparral
FFA is a national youth organization of 507,763 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,439 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives 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. Visit for more information.

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