Five Lamar FFA Members Receive State FFA Degree

PUEBLO—Austin Peck, Kohl Hicks, Jolynn Rider, Lexi Wurst and Shay Spitz of the Lamar FFA Chapter earned their State FFA Degrees at the 84th State FFA Convention June 5-7. Peck, Hicks, Rider, Wurst and Spitz received a certificate and a charm in recognition FFA accomplishments, sponsored by Jimmy and Nita Smith of Rifle, Colo.

Students receiving their state degree were recognized at a dinner that was sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

The State FFA Degree is conferred to agricultural education students who submit an application, which must be approved by state staff. Among other requirements, students must have been members of the FFA for at least two years. Each member must also have invested $2,500 or worked 750 hours in their supervised agricultural experience program.

“Envision your Impact” was this year’s convention theme. More than 1,500 FFA members, advisors, supporters and guests attended the convention at Colorado State University in Pubelo, Colo.

FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education Division within the Colorado Community College System. The Colorado FFA Association currently stands with more than 4,700 members. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information about Colorado FFA, visit

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