Reba Mae McCarty, an Alumni of the Kellyville FFA Chapter is going on to the National FFA Organization to receive the most prestigious degree available. This was published in the Sapulpa Herald last Friday "McCarty awarded national American FFA Degree
KELLYVILLE, Okla. ��“ Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.
The American FFA Degree is the highest award the National FFA Organization can bestow upon a FFA member. This award is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence.
Reba Mae McCarty a member of the Kellyville FFA Chapter in Kellyville, Oklahoma will be awarded the American FFA Degree at the 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo in October.
Reba is the daughter of Lisa McCarty and the late Terry McCarty. She is a 2013 graduate of Kellyville High School and is currently attending Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma majoring in Agricultural Communications.
To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement.
Each of the 3,578 recipients of the American FFA Degree receives gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate after being recognized on stage at that national convention.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.""