Mountain Home FFA Members Make History

Friday, February 14, 2020
State Degree Recipients with their personal AET record books Left to right; Elisa Agner, Matilynn Pierson, Elizabeth Bearden, Kamryn Orr, Morgan Spies, Cristobal Orazco, and Katie Corder

Mountain Home FFA made history on February 5th, as seven, third year members earned their Idaho State Degree. Matilynn Pierson, Elisa Agner, Kamryn Orr, Elizabeth Bearden, Katie Corder, Morgan Spies, and Cristobal Orozco are the first eligible members for the Mountain Home FFA Chapter to apply for this honor. To earn this degree each student needed to keep accurate records of their Supervised Agricultural Experience(SAE), pass an FFA knowledge test and complete an interview as well as complete at least 25 hours of community service, demonstrate leadership ability, and have previously received their chapter and greenhand degrees. Members had to earn and invest $1,000 in their SAE or spend 300 hours in project activities. These achievements were all recorded in personal record books. Cristobal Orozco’s project was selected as the district Star in Agri Placement for his SAE project. His project will compete against other district winners for the state title. Elizabeth Bearden competed in extemporaneous speaking and placed first place, as a district winner she will compete in at the State Leadership Conference. Clayton Fransisco, a freshman member, competed in the FFA Creed Speaking. All state degree members will be honored for their achievements at the State Leadership Conference in April held at the College of Southern Idaho.

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