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Local FFA members awarded National American FFA Degree

Local FFA members awarded National American FFA Degree
Local FFA members awarded National American FFA Degree
Ariel Camm, left, and Colton Sieberns, show their certificates after receiving the National American FFA Degree at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo last month. Both are graduates of North Harrison High School. Submitted photo

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 upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year, 3,863 American Degrees were awarded.

Ariel Camm and Colton Sieberns, both members of the North Harrison FFA Chapter, were awarded the American FFA Degree at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 27 to 30.

Sponsored by Case IH, Elanco Animal Health, NAU Country Insurance Co., Pepsico Inc, RAM Trucks and Syngenta, 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 $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they own their own business or hold a professional position as an employee. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement through completion of a long list of FFA and community activities. Less than 1% of FFA members achieve the American FFA Degree.

Each recipient of the American FFA Degree receives a gold American FFA Degree key and certificate after being recognized at the national convention.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 local FFA chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Camm is the daughter of Adam and Felicia Camm of Ramsey and a 2020 graduate of North Harrison High School. She is pursuing a degree in agriculture business at Western Kentucky University.

A 2019 graduate of North Harrison, Sieberns is the son of Charlie and Marla Sieberns of Corydon. He earned an associate degree in Applied Science from Illinois Central College. He is working at Ag Revolution in Corydon as a technician.

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