The East Clinton FFA chapter has been very busy over the past few months, working hard on their proficiencies and on getting their state degrees.
The officer team has been working on their officer books as well. Three of the chapter officers were required to make an officer book corresponding to their category and duties as an officer. — Marci Ellis, chapter secretary; Katie Carey, treasurer, and Carah Anteck, reporter. All three received Gold for their books.
Next, 16 members of the East Clinton Chapter received their state degrees: Regan Walker, Zach Vest, Evan Stewart, Jenna Stanley, Josie Runk, Bryston Roach, Lauren Parks, Anna Malone, Lydia Kessler, Van Frye, Brody Fisher, Cody Chaney, Katie Carey, Mitchell Bean, Myah Anteck and Carah Anteck.
Of these, Mitchell Bean placed top four in the state for his proficiency of Diversified Livestock Production and Equine Science Entrepreneurship.
Carter Carey received his state degree last year; however, his proficiency of Swine Production and Placement placed top four this year.
Cody Chaney placed top four in the state for his proficiency of Specialty Animal production.
Wyatt Riddle received his state degree two years ago, but received top four in the state for his proficiency of outdoor recreation this year.
Maggie Mathews received her degree last year but made top 4 for Dairy Production this year and is also a finalist for Star Farmer in Ohio.
Other students who received a district placing were Anna Malone, Brody Fisher, Jenna Stanley and Evan Stewart.
Six students will also be receiving their American FFA degree this fall — Wyatt Riddle, Avery Wood, Cade Stewart, Nathan Vest, Emma Malone and Kori Kile. It is the highest degree one person can earn.
Lastly, our FFA chapter will be recognized for receiving a Gold rating as a chapter. This ranks us in the top 10% of all chapters in the State of Ohio for our Chapters Program of Activities.