Jan. 9th, the Norwayne FFA Chapter hosted its 2nd annual degree ceremonies. Many FFA members received various degrees: Discovery Degrees, Greenhand Degrees and Chapter Degrees. Requirements must be met for each degree. For the Discovery Degree, students need to have demonstrated five procedures of parliamentary law, lead a group discussion for at least 5 minutes, have productively invested $150 in their SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience), have satisfactory school records, etc.
Members receiving the Greenhand Degree had to learn the creed and recite it, demonstrate knowledge of FFA history, demonstrate knowledge of the FFA code of ethics, plus the requirements for the Discovery Degree.
The Chapter Degree is the highest degree the Chapter can bestow on their members, who must be Greenhand Degree recipients and have invested 180 hours into their SAE. Guest speaker, Kurt Steiner, talked about how taking a FFA class helped him become who he is today. It was a great day for all of the members.
Submitted by: Kendra Keener.