r Nebo School District’s FFA teams traveled to the FFA National Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind. recently to participate in various competitions and take part in the nation’s largest youth leadership conference. These students competed with 36 other teams from around the United States.
Following are the awards won by Nebo students:
Star: Kaitlin Hallam, Finalist. Hallam won a $2,000 scholarship plus an educational trip to Ireland
Proficiency: Kaitlin Hallam: Finalist. Hallam won a $500 scholarship.
National Career Development Event Teams:rMeats: Spanish Fork Silver Team – Kirsty Stubbs (Silver), Jackson Stewart (Silver), Randall Huff (Silver) and Kendrie Barber (Bronze).
Agricultural Communications: Springville Silver Team – Chloe Wimmer (Gold), Jaynee Giffing (Silver) and Madi Condie (Bronze).
Delegates – Sakia Brost (Salem) and Andalyn Hall (Springville) served as official delegates for Utah in the business sessions in their roles as state officers.
The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year, 3,780 American Degrees were awarded. Local students receiving American Degrees were:
Spanish Fork High School: Mitchell Frost, Cooper Galt, Kaitlin Hallam, Dalton Sorensen, Katie Thomas and Seth Worthington. Salem Hills High School: Tiffany Anderson, Rylee Beckstead, Cheyenne Deepen and Mariah Manookin. Payson: Casey Giffing, Wyatt McDaniel and Carlysa Openshaw. Springville: Caitlin Dinkel and Christina Nolasco.
Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.