FFA Achievements

Posted: July 13, 2018

Local students receive State FFA Awards

Fourteen DeKalb County students earned their prestigious State FFA Degrees at this year’s 90th Illinois FFA State Convention. Chapters received many additional accolades at the convention held in Springfield, June 12-14. Farm Bureau congratulates local members, chapters, and advisors on their accomplishments.

DeKalb


Grace Gehrke of DeKalb accepts her State FFA Degree from State President Joseph Birrittier.

Student Awards – State FFA Degree, Grace Gehrke; American FFA Degree, Olivia Willrett; Chapter President Award, Bronze Emblem, Grace Gehrke.

Genoa-Kingston


Four Genoa-Kingston High School students earned their State FFA Degrees this year. Pictured (from left) are Mitchell Halat, Brooke Sunderlage, Gabby Janes, and Erin Fidler.

Student Awards – State FFA Degree, Erin Fidler, Mitchell Halat, Gabby Janes, Brooke Sunderlage.
Chapter Awards – Illinois Farm Bureau Harvest for All Award, Section 6.

Hinckley-Big Rock

  
Hinckley-Big Rock students Jarred Jungels and Tomi Harrod earned their State FFA Degrees.

Student Awards – State FFA Degree, Tomi Harrod, Jarred Jungels.
Chapter Awards – Cooperative Activities Award; Heritage Award.

Indian Creek


Brooke Wackerlin (left) and Kayla McCormick of Indian Creek proudly display their State FFA Degrees.

Student Awards – State FFA Degree, Kayla McCormick, Preston Sanford, Brooke Wackerlin; American FFA Degree, Zack Witek; Chapter President Award, Bronze Emblem, Catie Bend.
Chapter Awards – Century Challenge Award; Foundation Award.

Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich

    
The Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich recipients of State FFA Degrees included (from left) Abigail Eckman, Jacob Meyer, and Avery Plote. They accepted their degrees from State President Joseph Birrittier.

Student Awards – State FFA Degree, Abigail Eckman, Jacob Meyer, Avery Plote; American FFA Degree, Jenna Baker; 3rd Place Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Avery Plote; Chapter President Award, Silver Emblem, Jacob Meyer.
Chapter Awards – National Entry for National Chapter Award; Top 10% Foundation Collection Chapter; Cooperative Program Award, Silver Emblem; Heritage Program Award, Silver Emblem; Sweepstakes Award; Century Challenge Award.

Sycamore


Megan Fidler of Sycamore accepts her State FFA Degree from State President Joseph Birrittier.

Student Awards – State FFA Degree, Megan Fidler; American FFA Degree, Teagan Neff; Retiring State Officer, Treasurer, Chase Clausen; Honorary State FFA Degrees, Jeff and Anna Clausen.


Hiawatha FFA members attended the 90th Illinois FFA State Convention with their FFA Advisor Josh Dodge.

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