Greenhand FFA in Hillsdale

The Hillsdale Greenhand ceremony honored the following individuals:

Top from left: Keira Filius, Madison Taylor, Rosalynne Weekley, Chloe Crowe, Olivia Burgess, Bradey Krichbaum, Haleigh Stephens, Timber Banks, Cassidy Sinnett, and Dally Meek.

Middle from left: Taylor Rafeld, Peighton Thomas, Baylee Weber, Ava Bolen, Jillian Hazen, Willow Funk, Rodalynn Mast, and Bella Stutz.

Bottom from left: Ethan Miller, Lincoln Jones, Logan Garn, Trace McBride, Kambin Smith, Dylan Fickes, Jack Wurster, and Ian Atkinson.

JEROMESVILLE -- There were 46 honorees the Hillsdale FFA Officers conducted the Greenhand and Chapter Degree Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

There were 28 Hillsdale FFA members that received the Greenhand Degree.

To be eligible for the Greenhand FFA Degree, FFA members must be enrolled in their first year of high school credit agricultural science, that have satisfactory plans for a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program and that have demonstrated their understanding of the history and purpose of the FFA may apply for their Greenhand Degree.

There were 18 Hillsdale FFA members who received the Chapter Degree. To be eligible for the Chapter FFA Degree, FFA members must have received their Greenhand degree and must apply for the Chapter Degree.

Hillsdale Chapter FFA

The Hillsdale Chapter ceremony honored the following individuals:

Top from left: Thorn Funk, Braden Burgett, Gavin Casdorph, Nehemiah Miller, Ty Lantz, Braydon Rakovec, and Aiden Gwin.

Bottom from left: Ethan Deter, Bo Moody, Jared Brown, Lillyan Amend, Jacey Sermulis, Breanna Hammond, Kendra Flickinger, and Lilian Nethero.

Members must be enrolled in an agricultural science class, have completed at least two semesters in agricultural science at or above the ninth grade level, have in operation an approved SAE program, demonstrate leadership skills and be actively involved in the activities of the local FFA chapter.

The Hillsdale FFA proudly announced the new members in their Chapter and also encouraged second-year members to achieve great goals.

During the ceremony the Ohio FFA State President, Jacob Zajkowski, spoke about his experiences and opportunities in FFA to inspire the members.

After the ceremony, the annual pie auction took place with seven pies being auctioned off, made by FFA Officers. Thank you to the community members who bid and bought pies. A total of $2,525 was collected to be used for Senior FFA Member Scholarships.

Thank you also, Drew Turner for serving as the auctioneering at the pie auction.

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