Badger FFA members reap awards at 83rd state convention
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Lake Geneva Badger High School's FFA members won numerous awards at the Wisconsin FFA convention. Pictured, left to right, front row: Brittani Ottow, Shanna Mercier, Anna Niles; back row: Marc Hughes, Nick Merry, Chad Jones, Zakary Hudson, Taylor Kundert, Megan Plapp, Brad Koppenhaver. Photo submitted.
LAKE GENEVA--Lake Geneva’s Badger High School’s Future Farmers of America members raked in numerous awards, recognitions and degrees at the 83rd Wisconsin FFA Convention held in Madison June 11-14.
Among the awards received are:
--State Degrees: Shanna Mercier and Victoria Rife. To be considered for the honor—the highest degree the state association can bestow on a member—the FFA member must have earned and invested $1,000 or work 1,500 hours; be an FFA member for at least two years and had 360 hours of agricultural classroom instruction; given two speeches of at least five minutes each; been involved in at least five FFA activities above the local level; and participated in five cooperative activities.
--Three Star Leader Award: Shanna Mercier. The award recognizes a member from a local chapter for being actively involved in chapter activities in student development, chapter development and community development.
--Proficiency Awards: Sixth place Gold in veterinary medicine proficiency went to Katrina Hanrahan; second place Gold in goat production proficiency went to Jordan Bauer; and first place Gold in nursery operations proficiency went to Shanna Mercier, who will be proceeding to compete in the FFA Nationals. The application for these awards includes an eight-page overview of a member’s knowledge, goals and accomplishments; a resume and a recommendation.
Badger also received chapter awards in the categories of veterinary science career development event, scrapbook competition, website competition, chapter membership recruitment award and national chapter award.
For more information on Wisconsin FFA and the WIsocnsin FFA Foundation, visit www.wisconsinffa.org or www.wisconsinffafoundation.org, become a fan of Wisconsin FFA Foundation on Facebook, or call (715) 659-4807.