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WCHS wins top FFA award
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Chapter President, Shelby Ford, accepted the Warren County FFA State Superior Chapter Award at the TN State FFA Convention.

Warren County High School FFA brought home many awards from the TN State FFA Convention this week including the State Superior Chapter Award. 

The State FFA Convention was March 19 through 22 and Warren County took 32 FFA members. The school had 25 TN State FFA Degree Recipients which was the most state degrees from any one chapter in the entire state of Tennessee. This is also the highest honor award to FFA members. Those who earned the degree will also graduate with an FFA medallion to signify they have earned their state degree.

Those who earned the TN State FFA Degree were: Jada Bauer Warren, Aiden Betancourt, Markus Brewington, Bailey Josephine Rose Bundy, Destini Cope, Jaylynn DeSantiago, Dawson Haley, Myla Harrell, McKenzie Hillis, Rebekah Jackson, Megan Jarrell, Walt Jones, Hailey Lamb, Marquis Martin, Levi Melton, Donovan Peacock, Adam Pistole, Kaden Rucker, Gisselle Santillan, Lane Self, Emmaly Southworth, Mason Thaxton, Jaycee Walker, Elizabeth Williams and Ethan Womack. 

Earning a State FFA Degree is no small accomplishment. To receive a State FFA Degree, members must have: Received a Chapter FFA Degree, been an active member for at least two years, completed two years (360 hours) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education, earned and productively invested at least $1,000 or worked 300 hours outside of scheduled class time through SAE, demonstrate leadership ability by performing 10 parliamentary law procedures, give a six-minute speech on a topic related to agriculture or FFA and serve as an FFA officer, committee chairperson or committee member, have a satisfactory academic record, participated in the planning and implementation of the chapter’s program of activities and  participated in at least five different FFA activities above the chapter level. 

Warren County FFA was awarded the State Superior Chapter Award as well as the Platinum PLOW (Passing Literacy Onward) Award. Nine FFA students also competed in the State Agriscience Fair Competition. 

Laurel Todd and Aspen Young were finalists in the Environmental Science division and placed second in the state. Haley Smith and Maddie Young placed third in the state in the Animal Science division. Emma Muncey and Eden Wilson placed fifth in the state in the Social Sciences division. Taylor Ogle placed 11th in the state in the Individual Animal Science division. Erin McBride and Katie Carter placed eighth in the state in the Plant Science division. Former School Board member and Warren County resident Scott Holmes was also awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree for his dedication and service to the Tennessee FFA Organization.