EUHS FFA program, grads, students earn honors in three events at the National FFA Convention this fall
By Lauren McEwen
Exeter FFA Reporter
EXETER – At the 2018 National FFA Convention this October in Indianapolis, numerous members of the Exeter FFA chapter will be recognized by the National FFA Organization. Cole Dunn, Kaitlyn McFarlan, Austin Robbins, and Chance Smith will be honored the highest degree in FFA called the American FFA Degree.
The four American Degree recipients completed extensive requirements to qualify for their degrees. All have graduated from Exeter Union High School at least 12 month prior to the 2018 National FFA Convention, earned a minimum of $10,000 and at least 2,250 hours through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects, and performed 50 or more hours of community service.
In addition, Grace Jardon, Zachary Giovanni, and MaryJane Archuleta-Jensen competed in the State Agriscience Competition, each achieving National Finalist; who will go on to compete at the National FFA Convention in October.
Grace Jardon, MaryJane Archuleta- Jensen, and Zachary Giovanni put countless hours towards their presentations. Jardon is entering under the division of Animal Systems. Giovanni and Archuleta- Jensen partnered under the division of Power, Structural and Technical Systems.
Furthermore, Exeter FFA will be recognized as a National Two Star Chapter at the national level. Earning the title of National Chapter recognizes the importance of agriculture in local communities, and helps students and parents realize the significance of agriculture. The National Chapter program promotes chapters to implement the mission of the FFA Organization, to improve national standards, and to emphasize agricultural activities.
Exeter FFA’s success this year has set a bar for future students to come, promoting the success of the chapter, and encouraging new students to put forth effort in all they do.