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American FFA Degree for MHS grads
Each year, the National Future Farmers of America Organization honors FFA members who demonstrate an utmost dedication to the FFA organization through their desire to develop a potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.
The honor — the American FFA Degree — is bestowed upon a select group of individuals and this year, it includes three Monache High School alumni — Tyler Fallert, Marcella Boyd and Pablo Baca — all 2011 graduates of MHS who received their gold American Degree keys and certificates on Oct. 27 during a convention in Lucas Stadium at the 85th Annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
To be eligible for the award, each FFA member must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised experience program they start, own, or hold a professional work experience position in an existing agriculture enterprise.
Recipients must also complete 50 hours of community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities in addition to school and community involvement.
Boyd is a sophomore at Fresno State University studying veterinary science, Baca is studying engineering at Porterville College and plans to transfer to Fresno State, and Fallert attends UC San Marcos, majoring in pharmacology.
The Monache FFA Boosters sponsored each of Monache’s American Degree recipients with an all expense-paid trip to Indianapolis, Ind. for their years of service and commitment to the Monache FFA and their community.