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Former Gila Ridge student receiving American FFA Degree

Skylar Kammann Gila Ridge High School alumna Skylar Kammann has earned the 2019 American Future Farmers of America (FFA) Degree. 

Kammann, a 2018 graduate, received her honor during at the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.  

“We here are Gila Ridge FFA are extremely proud of Skyler and her accomplishment,” Gila Ridge FFA Advisor Buck Pruitt said. “Only 1 percent of all FFA members reach this level. It is truly an honor and a capstone to their FFA careers. The students chosen serve as role models for the younger members and serve as an example of the greatest award an FFA member can achieve. Achieving this award is not an easy task. Over the past five years she has kept detailed financial records of her individualized SAE project, and journaled records of her FFA accomplishments and involvement in community service.”

According to FFA.org, the American FFA Degree is awarded 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.

The American FFA Degree is one of the organization’s highest honors. In addition to the degree, each recipient receives a gold American FFA Degree key.

Kammann is the eighth former Gila Ridge FFA member to receive the degree since the 2015-2016 school year. Brett Taylor and Larissa Lopez were awarded in 2016, McKenna Mellon was awarded in 2017, and Taylor Van Why, Fernando Olivas, McKenna Good, and Michayla Martinich earned it in 2018.

James Kuzniak