UT Martin students get American FFA degrees
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012 5:00 pm
Fifteen students from the University of Tennessee at Martin were honored with American FFA Degrees at the 85th National FFA Convention and Exposition held Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis, Ind.
American FFA Degrees are awarded annually to those FFA members who show dedication to premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The award recognizes ability and achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs.
To be eligible for the award, FFA members must have earned and invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they hold a professional position in an existing agricultural enterprise.
Recipients must also complete 50 community service hours, as well as demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement.
Each award recipient collects a gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate, as well as the opportunity to appear on stage during the national convention.
The UT Martin students who received the award this year were:
Lauren Bennett, of Murfreesboro; Seth Boroughs, of Parsons; Dakota Brasher, of Reagan; Jacob Everett, of Mount Juliet; Olivia Fernandez, of Trenton; Charles Thomas Hammond III, of Halls; Carrie King, of Toone; Gina Locke, of Franklin; Clint Murby, of Selmer; Jesi Ogg, of Martin; Beth Ray, of Dresden; Jacob Shea, of Parsons; Lindsey Turner, of Covington; John Garrett Vincent, of Martin; and Kaine Winstead, also of Martin.
Published in The WCP 11.8.12