32 WC Students Receive American Degrees at FFA Convention

October 30, 2017

Prestigious Award Is FFA’s Highest Honor

Nearly three-dozen Wilmington College students were among some 4,000 nationwide to receive the prestigious American Degree this past weekend at the National Future Farmers of America convention at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

They include: Alyssa Hartley, Ashley Dailey, Adrianna Hibbard, Chris Young, Danielle Thomas, Desirae Logsdon, Emily Wesner, Grace Barger, Hannah Carter, Heather Mescher, Jese Shell, Kacey Burns, Kaitlyn Finton, Kameron Rinehart, Kasey Hummel, Katie Weeks, Kaylie Goins, Laura Swinehart, Lauren Grover, Marissa Williams, Natalie Wagner, Sean Drew, Shelbi Long, Shelby Griffith, Suzanne Kimball, Trisha Seckel, Bradley Burden, Bethany Heiby, Kendall Vilvens, Trent Gilmore, Peyton Vest and Amy Johnson.

The American FFA Degree is the highest achievement of the National FFA organization. When students become FFA members, they first receive the Greenhand Degree and, after a year of satisfactory work, their local FFA chapter may award them the Chapter FFA Degree. The next degree is the State FFA Degree, which is granted only by the State FFA Associations to members whose achievements in agriculture are truly exceptional. The American FFA Degree is awarded only by the National FFA Organization at the annual convention. The American FFA Degree recipients are truly the cream of the crop. Each American FFA Degree recipient received the gold key and a certificate.