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Four receive FFA’s highest degree

Four 2011 graduates of Gothenburg High School received an American FFA degree at the national convention in October.

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FFA adviser Dan Scherer said the degree is the highest honor and award that a FFA member can receive on the national level.

“These kids had to show extraordinary effort to receive this honor,” Scherer said.

To get the degree, recipients must:

have received their state FFA degree

complete 540 hours of ag ed classes

have graduated high school

maintain a well-kept record book for four years, demonstrating management tools on projects

have earned more than $7,500 or worked at least 2,250 hours

have at least a 3.0 GPA

have volunteered more than 50 community service hours

have been a valuable member of the FFA, community and school by participating in at least 10 school and community activities.