MVCTC Students Receive FFA Greenhand Degree at November FFA Meeting


Englewood, Ohio: Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) FFA Chapter recognized all members that earned their Greenhand Degree at the November FFA Chapter Meeting.

The FFA Greenhand Degree is given to first-year FFA high school students who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of FFA's history and purpose and have a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) plan. The requirements to apply for this degree are:

  • Enroll in an agricultural education program and have satisfactory plans for a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE).
  • Learn and explain the FFA Creed, FFA Mission and Motto, and FFA salute.
  • Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and FFA colors.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the FFA Code of Ethics and the proper use of the FFA jacket.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the organization's history, the chapter constitution and bylaws, and the chapter Program of Activities.
  • Own or have access to the Official FFA Manual and the Official FFA Student Handbook.
  • Submit a written application for the Greenhand FFA Degree.
MVCTC FFA Members Receiving their FFA Greenhand Degree included:

Agriculture & Livestock Production Program, Cayman Gentry, New Lebanon.

Animal & Care & Management Program

  • Brianna Ashley, New Lebanon
  • Hannah Baker, Valley View
  • Mina Boocher, Vandalia-Butler
  • Cameron Brooks, Bethel
  • Tiffany Brown, Huber Heights
  • Vicky Czarniak, Northmont
  • Justine Fulton, Northmont
  • Tyler Gaffin, Northmont
  • Breana Gard, Vandalia-Butler
  • Dakota Gibbs, National Trail
  • Madison Gillespie, Huber Heights
  • Deanna Goins, Huber Heights
  • Jozie Gross, Northmont
  • Hayden Huegele, Northmont
  • Lauren Lawson, Valley View
  • Dominic Lynch, Tri-County North
  • Madison McFarland, Tipp City
  • Grace McLaughlin, Vandalia-Butler
  • Taylor Oberer, Miamisburg
  • Hannah Pulaski, Northridge
  • Sera Rush, Miami East
  • Jennah Samples, Miamisburg
  • Miranda Scott, Milton-Union
  • David Sharp, Northmont
  • Lydia Smith, New Lebanon
  • Abigail Vicroy, Carlisle


Diesel Power Technologies Program

  • AJ Buckner, Brookville
  • Kaiden Dando, Vandalia-Butler
  • Caleb Derkson, Tri-Village
  • Sean Derringer, Twin Valley South
  • Aaron Doyle, Bethel
  • Madison Edwards, Eaton
  • Jack Eversole, National Trail
  • Alex Fergerson, Miami East
  • Drew Flora, Greenville
  • Eyan Hackler, Ansonia
  • Joey Harris, Tri-County North
  • Ryan Howell, Northmont
  • Zack Huff, Tri-Village
  • Ethan Ignaffo, Arcanum
  • Gracie Kline, West Carrollton
  • Aaron Knoth, Northmont
  • Chris Paquette, Northmont
  • Drew Sannes, Carlisle
  • Bonham Smith, Valley View
  • Noah Smith, Miamisburg
  • Nolan Smith, Huber Heights
  • Owen Stephens, Arcanum
  • Eric Taylor, Northmont
  • Ethan Whitmer, Vandalia-Butler


Natural Resource Management Program

  • Jake Beneke, Twin Valley South
  • Sam Brown, Northmont
  • Kyle Davis, Northmont
  • Brooklyn Elsman, Huber Heights
  • Gracie Gau, Northmont
  • Thomas Herzog, Troy
  • Donovan Knipp, Miamisburg
  • Austin Kosier, Tri-Village
  • Mitchel McFall, Northmont
  • Trevor Napier, Valley View
  • Brock Nixon, Bethel
  • Jacob Oswald, Brookville
  • Logan Price, Vandalia-Butler
  • Hunter Smart, Northmont
  • Isaiah Smart, Brookville
  • Danielle Trottier, Carlisle
  • Noelle Vincent, Valley View
  • Lukas Walker, Tipp City


Retail Agriculture Services Program

  • Nevin Bowling, Northmont
  • Darryl Clay, Northmont
  • Jeremy Cummings, Eaton
  • Joey Shaffer, Huber Heights
  • Emprise Sroufe, Huber Heights


Veterinary Science

  • Amelia Breeding, Carlisle
  • Kennedee Brummett. Tri-Village
  • Veronica Dearth, Preble Shawnee
  • Malia Duckworth, West Carrollton
  • Lana Gray, Northmont
  • Kylynn Hoover, Northmont
  • Ashlynn Howell, Tipp City
  • Tristen Lawson, Carlisle
  • Xochitl Lozano-Licona. Mississinawa Valley
  • Ashlyn McPheron. Milton-Union
  • Haley Mull, Miamisburg
  • Harley Reffitt, Eaton 
  • Alexandria Sowers, Vandalia-Butler
  • Angela Staton, New Lebanon
  • Dillon Swartz, Tipp City
  • Breanna Tipton, Vandalia-Butler
  • Ryleigh Whittaker, Northmont

The meeting concluded with Ohio FFA Vice President at Large, Jared Dunn, giving an excellent speech to inspire FFA members titled "The Risks We Take." Jared Dunn was elected to serve as a 2021-2022 Ohio FFA State Vice President at Large. Jared is the son of Tori and Jason Dunn and grew up alongside his brother in Camden, Ohio. Jared graduated from Preble Shawnee high school, where he was a member of the Preble Shawnee FFA Chapter. He served in various leadership roles outside of the FFA and participated in many Career Development Events. Jared's Supervised Agricultural Experience program consisted of Poultry Production, Equine Science, and Carpentry. Jared currently studies agri-business and agronomy and is planning a career in law. Jared is excited to share his story and connect with FFA members across the state of Ohio.

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