On Monday, November 25, 2013, the Miami East-MVCTC FFA awarded 36 new members their Greenhand FFA Degree. The Greenhand Degree is awarded to first year members of the FFA, and is the first award that can be received. Each member awarded received a pin to be worn on their FFA jacket and a certificate of achievement. Maddy Buschur, State FFA President of the Ohio FFA Association, was the guest speaker.
In order to receive the Greenhand FFA Degree the members must be enrolled in an agriculture class, have plans for a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, learned and explained the FFA Creed, Motto, Salute, Mission Statement, Code of Ethics and uses of the FFA Jacket, Colors, and Emblem, and demonstrated an understanding of the FFA’s history, chapter constitution and by-laws. The Greenhand FFA Degree is the first of four degrees that an FFA member can earn.
The deserving candidates were: Arron Adams, Taylor Baker, Jeremiah Batdorf, Katie Bodenmiller, Katelyn Burch, Makenzie Comer, Kira Cron, Rachel Davis, Austin Etherington, Micah Gaines, Gunnar Gearhart, Eli Gillum, Carly Gump, Andrew Harmon, Weston Hodge, Abby Jenkins, Jordan Johnson, Colton Kowalak, Emma Linn, Cody McConnaughey, Kyle Martin, Reagan Morrett, Austin Niswonger, Sidney Pelfrey, Kyle Persinger, Lance Reynolds, Trey Rush, Lorenza Savini, Courtney Sizemore, Kasey Starrett, Devyn Tennant, Isabelle Trevino, Kyle Webb, Alyssa Westgerdes, Ryan Williams, and Kayla Zirkle.