Scottsbluff Students Receive State FFA Degree

From left to right: Chrissy Peters, Colton Flower and Tevyn Baldwin of the Scottsbluff FFA Chapter

The State FFA Degree is the highest degree a FFA member can receive at the state level. This year the Scottsbluff FFA Chapter had three students were awarded with their state degree at the recent Nebraska FFA Convention in Lincoln. Colton Flower, Chrissy Peters, and Tevyn Baldwin have been working toward that goal for the last two years Through their Supervised Agricultural Experience, each worked in a different field of study, like Colton worked as a Cashier and Sales Associate for Bomgaar's. Through the work experience, Colton learned a lot about the retail business.

While Tevyn raised lambs and steers along with working on her family's ranch year around. Through the SAE project, Tevyn got practical experience where she learned the financial aspects of the operation and how important it is to keep good records.

For Chrissy, during the summer's she worked for Anita's Greenscaping, where she learned to trim trees, pull weeds and cut back flowers. For Chrissy her work experience won't stop here. She plans to attend college in the fall and pursue an associate in business and move on to get a master's in landscape design.

These three seniors will be graduating from Scottsbluff High School in May, but their commitment to FFA will continue. All three will be working toward the American FFA degree.

The American FFA degree is the highest honor a member can achieve in the FFA organization. Peters says it will include a huge learning experience and you get to attend nationals and walk across the stage and you receive a larger gold pendant to put on the chain that hangs jacket that hangs from their jacket. She says its a great thing to show off to to fellow FFA members.

The pendant signifies more than 600 hours in work, plus more $7500 hundred dollars and a in depth application. All of which is a strong foundation for Colton Flower, Chrissy Peters, and Tevyn Baldwin who will all be attending college in the fall but who are already working towards their future goals.

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