FFA Members Earn State and National Recognition


Englewood, Ohio - Multiple members from the MVCTC FFA chapter are receiving their State Degrees this year at the Ohio FFA State Convention. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree the State FFA Association can bestow on a member. This degree is awarded annually at the State FFA Convention to those members who have met the minimum qualifications set forth by the Ohio FFA Association and National FFA Association. The golden charm of the State FFA Degree is the symbol of growth and development in the member's chosen occupation. 


State Degree Recipients 2024

  • Katelyn Hall: Junior in Veterinary Science / Miami East
  • Elli Earwood: Senior in Natural Resource Management / Franklin Monroe
  • Danielle Warner: Senior in Veterinary Science / Valley View
  • Samuel Brooks: Senior in Natural Resource Management / Tipp City
  • Dalton Hill: Senior in Veterinary Science / Miamisburg 
  • Kailee Hollinger: Senior in Veterinary Science / Tri-County North
  • Zane Owens: Senior in Veterinary Science / Tri-County North
  • Addison Campbell: Junior in Agriculture and Livestock Production / Eaton
  • Ashlynn Cummins: Senior in Agriculture and Livestock Production / Valley View
  • Lindie Helsinger: Junior in Agriculture and Livestock Production / Valley View
  • Margaret Hoover: Senior in Veterinary Science / Twin-Valley South
  • Poppy Colston: Junior in Veterinary Science / Brookville 
  • Garrett Fetgatter: Senior in Natural Resource Management / Bethal
  • Thomas Herzog: Alumnus Natural Resource Management 


Four MVCTC FFA alumni will obtain their American degrees this year at the National FFA Convention​. As the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows an FFA member's dedication to their chapter and state FFA association. It demonstrates the effort FFA members apply toward their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), outstanding leadership abilities, and the community involvement they exhibited throughout their FFA career. 


American Degree Recipients 2024

  • Bailey Denlinger: Alumnus Veterinary Science 
  • Jake Beneke: Alumnus Natural Resource Management 
  • Makinley Jarrett: Alumnus Veterinary Science 
  • Natalie Gratz: Alumnus Veterinary Science 


About FFA:

The letters "FFA" originally stood for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and heritage that will never change. However, FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; it also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners, and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture. 


About MVCTC:

For over 50- years, MVCTC has provided career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five countries in Southwest Ohio. MVCTC is dedicated to providing training for in-demand jobs and college-readiness skills for high school and adult students across Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren counties.