35 WC Students Earn American FFA Degrees

November 12, 2020

Prestigious Award Goes to Fewer Than One Percent of FFA Members

The winning combination of scholarship, leadership and can-do spirt exhibited by Wilmington College’s agriculture students was on full display this week as nearly three-dozen WC students received their American FFA Degrees at the Future Farmers of America’s annual National Convention.

Fewer than one percent of all FFA members earn this prestigious recognition.

Dr. Chad McKay, assistant professor of agriculture, praised the recipients’ commitment and hard work that led to this honor. “The FFA becomes a part of students’ lives,” he said. “Earning the American Degree serves as a capstone in that chapter in their career within agriculture.”

According to 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.”

Wilmington College would like to congratulate the following individuals who received the degree: Maddie Altherr, Carley Asher, Cassie Baird, Cheyenne Baldwin, Eli Berner, Hannah Betts, Andrew Brooks, Shannon Browning, Dalton Bull, Elise Carpenter, Lauren Chafin, Taylor Cooper, Zachary DeAtley, Riley Eberhart, Anthony Gilmore, Breeonna Gregory, Michaela Greten, Lana Grover, Felicity Hudson, Chloe Hyde, Blake Jamison, Kayli Long, Tia Louiso, Cheyenne Masters, Molly Moffett, Timothy Rannells, Bethany Sheridan, Jason Stephens, Grace Storck, Hannah Sykes, Taylor Thomas, Destiny Trefz, Kelli Uhrig, Jacob Wagoner and Elisabeth Williams.