November 14, 2013
Former SCR-I FFA Members Awarded National American FFA Degree
Elizabeth Duzan, Kala Childress, and Abby Clatt, members of the Memphis FFA Chapter, were awarded the American FFA Degree at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo October 30-November 2 in Louisville, KY. Pictured with Duzan and Childress is Taylar Eggleston-Wood who accepted Clatt’s award on her behalf.
Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The American FFA Degree is bestowed up on a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence.
Elizabeth Duzan, Kala Childress, and Abby Clatt, members of the Memphis FFA Chapter, were awarded the American FFA Degree at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo October 30-November 2 in Louisville, KY.
Sponsored by ADM Crop Risk Services, Case IH, DuPont Pioneer, Elanco, Farm Credit and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, the award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs.
To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $7500 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement.
Each of the 3578 recipients of the American FFA Degree received a gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate after being recognized on stage at that national convention.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 students in grades 7-12 who belong to one of the 7498 local FFA chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Duzan, Childress, and Clatt are 2012 graduates of Scotland County R-I High School. During their senior year, Duzan and Clatt were president and vice-president, respectively.