Students earn Keystone FFA Degrees

| January 8, 2020

FFA Keystone Degree 1-2020WEBAt the Farm Show in Harrisburg, three Solanco students – Tate Fisher, Amber Pownall, Todd Welk (in photo) – have been presented with Keystone FFA Degrees, the highest degree awarded by the state to FFA members. The Keystone FFA Degree is awarded based on the student’s project program: leadership activities including office and committee assignments within FFA, school and community activities outside of FFA, and FFA cooperative activities including chapter, county, regional, state and national activities.

Tate Fisher: His supervised agricultural experience (SAE) is goats, his favorite FFA activity is wildlife and forestry at the Pennsylvania Career Development Event, and his future plans include working in construction and masonry.

Amber Pownall: Her SAE is dairy cows and work experience, her favorite activity is showing cattle at Penn State, and her future plans include nursing school and x-ray technician.

Todd Welk: His SAE is dairy cattle, his favorite activity is dairy cattle judging at the Eastern States Exposition’s Fair in West Springfield, Massachusetts, commonly called the Big E. His future plans include working as an auto/diesel mechanic.


FFA - Jacket Scholarships 1-2020WEB
Solanco students who are recipients of FFA First Year Jacket Scholarships are Brooke Rankin, Grace Mellott, and Nathan Graybeal. The Jacket Scholarship is offered through the Pennsylvania FFA Alumni Association. Students write an essay about the purpose of the FFA and why FFA membership is important to them. The essays are judged and top finishers receive a free FFA jacket.

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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