Four Potomac State Students Earn FFA Degrees

Four Potomac State Students Earn FFA Degrees

Four Potomac State College of West Virginia University students earned the prestigious American Future Farmers of America (FFA) Degree this past fall, which were awarded during the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo, in Louisville, Ky. Pictured from left are: Jesseca Walker, Jordyn Peters, Viri Padilla, and Hayden Fox.

Four Potomac State College of West Virginia University students earned the American Future Farmers of America (FFA) Degree this past fall, which were awarded during the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo, in Louisville, Ky. These students include: Hayden Fox, Viri Padilla, Jordyn Peters, and Jesseca Walker.

Fox is a sophomore Agriculture and Environmental Education major from Brandywine, W.Va. He is a member of the Pendleton County FFA.

Padilla is a sophomore Animal Science major from Somerset, Pa., She is a member of the Somerset Area FFA.

Peters, from Burnsville, W.Va., is a sophomore Agriculture and Environmental Education major and a member of the Braxton County FFA.

Walker is a sophomore Animal Science major from Moorefield, W.Va., and a member of the East Hardy FFA.

The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs).

According to the National FFA Organization’s web site, approximately 3,500 American FFA Degrees are handed out each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo. That number represents less than half of one percent of all FFA members, making it one of the organization’s highest honors. In addition to their degree, each recipient receives a gold American FFA Degree key.