It was recently announced that ten members of the Chillicothe FFA will be receiving their Area FFA Degree, in Chillicothe. Before receiving this degree they had to meet a number of qualifications and fill out an application that followed their SAE and leadership skills.
Those from the Chillicothe chapter who received the Area FFA Degree include Wade Campbell the son of Clint and Kathy Campbell, Katelyn Clariday the daughter of Jonathan & Ashley Fagan and Brandon & Sarah Clariday, Elitza Crouch the daughter of Adam and Lora Crouch, Peyton Hein the son of Tim and Shannon Hein, Nathan Hoel the son of David and Stephanie Hoel, Hunter Horton the son of Brian and Amy Horton, Kimberlee Roney the daughter of John and Denese Roney, Zoe Souders the daughter of Shelly Kuhn, Taylor Wilkison the daughter of Tina Tye and Todd Wilkison, and Cole Wolf the son of Brandon and Tammy Wolf.
The Area FFA Degree is the highest degree that the Area II FFA Association can give to its members. The FFA membership that have met the following qualifications are eligible for the honor:
1. Have received the Chapter FFA Degree.
2. Have been an active FFA member for at least two years (24 months) at the time of receiving the State FFA Degree.
3. While in school, have completed the equivalent of at least two years (360 hours) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level, which includes a supervised agricultural experience program.
4. A student after entering agricultural education must have a. earned and productively invested at least $1000; or b. worked at least 300 hours in excess of class time; or c. a combination thereof, in a supervised agricultural experience program.
5. Demonstrate leadership ability by:
a. Performing ten procedures of parliamentary law.
b. Giving a six-minute speech on a topic relating to agriculture or the FFA.
c. Serving as an officer, committee chairperson, or participating member of a chapter committee
6. Have a satisfactory scholastic record as certified by the local agricultural education instructor and the principal or superintendent.
7. Have participated in the planning and completion of the chapter Program of Activities.
8. Have participated in at least five different FFA activities above the chapter level.
9. Have participated in at least 25 hours of community service, within at least 2 different community service activities. These hours are in addition to and cannot be duplicated as paid or unpaid SAE hours.