The Black River FFA Chapter officers and State Degree applicants have spent the better part of January finalizing their officer books and degree applications for the Regional Evaluation held at Certified Angus Beef in Wooster. The Treasurer's Book, submitted by Senior Treasurer, Hannah Moskal and Junior Treasurer, Sora Edwards received a perfect score and gold rating; the Reporter’s book submitted by Matti O’Farrelly and the officer team received a perfect score and gold rating; and the Secretary’s Book, submitted by Senior Secretary, Callee Aviles and Junior Secretary, Cori Aviles also received a perfect score and gold rating.
This year, the FFA chapter also had two seniors and three juniors; John Bricker, Scott Jeffery, Eric Cordonnier, Callee Aviles and McKenzie Hendershot apply for their Ohio FFA State Degree. Their applications all met the requirements and will be advancing to the State Evaluation for final approval. The State Degree is the highest individual award a student can earn at Ohio FFA’s state level. In addition, Callee Aviles also applied for a Proficiency award in the area of Job Placement Poultry Production. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) is based on her job placement at Meyer Hatchery. Her application has also qualified to move onto the State Evaluation. Good luck to all applicants.
The officers, State Degree and proficiency candidates have put a lot of hard work into organizing and preparing their books and applications and should be very proud to have all received a gold rating and advancement to the State Evaluations. All senior officers and degree applicants will have the privilege to walk across the stage at the Ohio State FFA Convention held in May at the Ohio Exposition Center.