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Panhandle State Students Earn American Degree

Released by Panhandle State Campus Communications on 12/05/2017

Goodwell, Okla. — Future Farmers of America (FFA) members are encouraged to go beyond their comfort zone to expand leadership skills by trying new activities, meeting new people, and going new places. One of the highest achievements these members can achieve is the American Degree and Oklahoma Panhandle State University is proud to have three students that are among the leaders and earned the award this year.

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). A great honor, less than one percent of FFA members receive this award. In addition to their degree, each recipient receives a gold American FFA Degree key.

The American Degree is awarded at the National FFA Convention & Expo each year. This year marked the 91st time for the national event. It was held October 24-27 in Indianapolis.

Panhandle State students receiving the degree include Hannah Hammack of Platteville, Colo.; J.T. Surrage of Mead, Colo; and Sarah Murphy of Texhoma, Okla.

Hammack said, “It is an absolute honor to receive this prestigious degree. Being a part of only one percent of FFA members that receive the American FFA Degree is a very proud accomplishment. FFA has given me so many experiences, leadership skills and memories. I will forever hold FFA in a special place in my heart.”


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