Students Earn American FFA Degree

At this year’s National FFA Convention, 11 FFA students from DeKalb County chapters earned their American FFA Degree.

They are: Jessica Carlson, Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA; Hayley Foss, Genoa-Kingston FFA; Kendal Hawbaker and Madeline Noble, Hinckley-Big Rock FFA; Jared Clausen, Allie Drake, Tyler Ekstrom, Morgan Fidler, Max Griffey, Jesse Mantzke, and Jaedyn Slutz, Sycamore FFA.

The American FFA Degree is the highest degree achievable in the FFA organization. The degree is based on an SAE (Supervised Ag Experience) project and outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement exhibited through their FFA career. Less than half of one percent of all FFA members earns the organization’s highest honor.

The American FFA Degree was presented Oct. 29 at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.

Jessica Carlson, Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich
Tyler Ekstrom, Sycamore
Jesse Mantzke, Sycamore
Jaedyn Slutz, Sycamore
Kendal Hawbaker & Madeline Noble, Hinckley-Big Rock
Max Griffey, Morgan Fidler, & Allie Drake, Sycamore; Hayley Foss, Genoa-Kingston; &
Jared Clausen, Sycamore

National FFA Honors

Three Sycamore FFA students earned national recognition for their Agri-Science projects at the National FFA Convention.

Drake Slutz placed 7th in AgriScience Animal Systems.

Drake Slutz, Sycamore

Allyson Yoakum and Lorelei Darlak placed 5th in AgriScience Social Systems.

Allyson Yoakum, Sycamore
Lorelei Darlak, Sycamore