Ponder FFA wins big at the Area V FFA Degree Check
This past Saturday, members of the Ponder FFA chapter competed in the Area Degree Check. Degree Check is a competitive event for the top FFA students in Area V which consists of seven districts made up of 132 schools 1A through 5A. The program provides recognition to FFA members for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program.
Jr. Prepared Public Speaking – Each contestant writes and delivers a four- to six-minute speech about a current agricultural subject of their choice. Participants are then rated based on the written speech, speech delivery and their answers to judges’ questions.
Sage Stover 1st Place/State Qualifier
Star FFA Awards - An outstanding member at each degree level can be awarded the Star Award based on an exceptional overall Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program and FFA involvement.
Star Greenhand – Sage Stover 2nd Place
Star Chapter Farmer – Cole Hudson 1st Place/State Qualifier
Star Lonestar Farmer – Travis Mitchell 2nd Place
Star American Farmer – Morgan Stover 1st place/State qualifier
Proficiency Awards - The program provides recognition to FFA members at the local, state and national levels for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. There are 51 proficiency award areas that individuals can apply for, ranging from Agricultural Communications to Wildlife Production and Management.
Forage – Travis Mitchell 1st place/State Qualifier
Diversified Livestock – Travis Mitchell 1st Place/State Qualifier
Ag Processing – Clay North 1st Place/State Qualifier
Ag Sales – Clay North 1st Place/State Qulifier
Vegetable Production – Tanner Yeager 1st Place/State Qualifier
Fruit Production – Tanner Yeager 1st Place/State Qualifier
Agriculture Education – Madison Stout 1st Place/State Qualifier
Agriculture Communications – Madison Stout 1st Place/State Qualifier