On Monday, Jan. 11, three Canton FFA members received their FFA State Degree, otherwise known as the Keystone Degree. FFA members can earn degrees as they progress through the phases of their leadership, academic and career skills development, according to the National FFAs website.
They were recognized during the Virtual Mid-winter Convention, which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/W0fDE-n0AF8. All three members are seniors of the Canton High School and will be graduating this summer.
Members that received their degree include 17-year-old Gracie Mead of Ralston. Mead is the daughter of Steven and Renee Mead, and has future plans to attend Delaware Valley University to major in Animal Science/ Livestock Management. Mead has shown pigs, provided livestock judging and aquatics, has held the positions of secretary, reporter and student advisor, and participation in FFAs ACES and SLLC are her favorite activities.
Eighteen-year-old Ethan Engel is from Trout Run, and is the son of Pam and Joe Engel. Engel has future plans to attend Pennsylvania Gunsmith School for Gunsmithing. Engel’s SAE projects include shooting clays, laying chickens, and market hogs. Environmental and Natural Resources are Engel’s focus with CDE, and he has held offices in the past as president, vice-president, and chaplain. His favorite FFA activities include SLLC, ACES, State, and National Conventions.
Reagan Kelley, age 17 of Canton, is the daughter of Curtis and Tresa Kelley. Kelley has participated in breeding goats and working with Landon’s Farm Market; she has also performed livestock judging. Offices held include reporter, chaplain, and vice president. Her favorite FFA activity is ACES. Kelley has future plans to attend Mansfield University for Environmental Science, and plans to continue to grow her dairy operation.