By: Savannah Casto
Ripley FFA banquet of 2016 was held Friday, February 19 and started with a great dinner around six. After dinner everyone headed to the auditorium to start the ceremony.
Three hundred people attended. This year 26 FFA jackets were sponsored, and 16 proficiency awards were handed for the best completed SAEs. Last year Ripley’s FFA ranked 11th in state for COEs, they are two away from 100 American degrees, that being the highest degree one can achieve in FFA. One hundred will be a state record and may be in the entire organization.
Yet another FFA banquet was a huge success with great food and amazing people were honored. 48 students received their Greenhand degree earlier this year; freshmen Courtney Brown and Rachel Kerns received Star Greenhand awards. Senior Morgan Casto won Star Farmer bases on the business she has built with her goats over the past several years. Senior Cierra Jenkins also received Star Agriculture business for her successful welding business, “Cierra’s horseshoe Art.”
Ripley FFA is doing huge and amazing things and sculpting even better students.