The FFA program is teaching the students of today how to be the leaders of tomorrow in agriculture. Members who demonstrate leadership and dedication in the program can earn degrees. Wilcox-Hildreth senior Chase Johnson will be awarded his State FFA Degree, one of the highest honors an FFA member can receive, during the State FFA Convention in April.
Johnson has been a member of the Wilcox-Hildreth FFA chapter for four years. When he was just starting in FFA, his admiration of the older members fueled his participation in the chapter.
“I started my FFA career when I was a freshman and I looked up to a lot of the officers at that time. I was trying to be active in FFA and went to many events and fell in love with it. Then my sophomore year I applied for an officer position. I did not get an officer position because there were five seniors that got an officer position,” Johnson said. “I was kind of bummed at the time, but it was better. I worked alongside with a lot of them and a lot of my committees to grow.”
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