WILMINGTON — The Wilmington FFA held its second annual Greenhand and Chapter Degree Ceremony Thursday evening. The ceremony was ran, with the event organized by the 2019-2020 officer team.

The 2019 jacket winners were recognized. At the beginning of each new school year the greenhands are challenged to memorize all five paragraphs of the FFA creed, thereby learning public speaking skills.

The FFA Creed highlights the past, present and future of agriculture — something FFA members strive to live up to each day.

The first three students to memorize and recite all five paragraphs correctly are gifted a free FFA jacket by our chapter, and this year’s winners are Diamond Carpenter, Devon Snyder and Jaden Snyder.

The Greenhand Degree is given to first-year high school students who have shown they understand the history and purpose of the FFA, and 47 students that received their Greenhand Degree.

Sophie Blessing was presented with an Honorary Greenhand FFA Degree. She is a member of the Peer Helping Peer program; she helps Adonis Peterson in the Mechanical Principles course.

The Chapter Degree is the next step in an FFA member’s career. These students have grown in areas of agricultural knowledge, leadership and community service. Twenty-six students from the Wilmington FFA received the Chapter FFA degree.

The ceremony was concluded with cupcakes and lemonade.

The FFA Greenhand Degree recipients.
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Wilmington FFA Chapter Degree recipients.
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The 2019-20 Wilmington FFA Officer Team.
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Earn Chapter, Greenhand Degrees

By Grace Brown

FFA chapter reporter