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Cibola grads to receive prestigious FFA degree

Two Cibola High School alumnae have been chosen to receive the 2018 American Future Farmers of America (FFA) Degree.

Harleigh Auza (Class of 2017), Madison Moreno (Class of 2017) received the honor during at the FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 27, 2018on Oct. 24, 2018.

Only 1 percent of more than 600,000 FFA members receive the award. According to, the American FFA Degree is presented to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). An additional requirement is that students be out of high school for at least seven months.

“Cibola FFA is extremely proud of these young ladies,” Cibola CTE teacher and FFA adviser Erika Derma said. “We cannot wait to see what they do in the future.”

The American FFA Degree is awarded at the National FFA Convention & Expo and is one of the organization’s highest honors. In addition to their degree, each recipient receives a gold American FFA Degree key.

Harleigh was the past Cibola Chapter President and presently attends the University of Arizona.  Madison was a past district president and attends the University of Kentucky.

For more information, please contact Kevin Swearingin, Cibola Communications Liaison, at

R to L: Madison Moreno, Harleigh Auza