Los Banos High School graduate Katherine Rasey and Pacheco High School graduates Kristopher Jimenez and Joshua Simas received the FFA American Degree Award at the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indianaon Saturday, October 29, 2022.
According to the FFA website, “As the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows an FFA member’s
dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. It demonstrates the effort FFA members apply toward their supervised agricultural experience and the outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement they exhibited through their FFA career.”
It goes on to say that, “American FFA Degree recipients show promise for the future and have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence. The requirements to earn the American FFA Degree are set forth in the National FFA Constitution. To be eligible to receive the American FFA Degree, members must meet qualifications such as receiving a State FFA Degree, holding active membership for the past three years, completing secondary instruction in an agricultural education program and operating an outstanding supervised agricultural experience program. Community service, leadership abilities and outstanding scholastic achievement are also required. All applications are submitted to the National FFA Organization after approval of a member’s state association. After review by national staff, the National FFA Board of Directors approve qualified candidates to receive the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention & Expo.”
Congratulations to Joshua, Katherine and Kristopher. What a great honor and example of the amazing youth of Los Banos.