A total of 213 students from across the state were awarded their State FFA Degree at the 88th Kansas FFA State Convention, June 1-3, 2016, on the Kansas State University campus.
The State Degree is the highest honor the Kansas FFA Association can bestow upon its members. In order to achieve this award, members must meet the following requirements: have received their Chapter FFA Degree, been an FFA member and agricultural education student for at least two years, earned at least $2,000 or worked 600 hours in their Supervised Agricultural Experience program, given a six minute speech about agriculture or FFA, participated in eight different leadership activities, received a “C” average or better in high school and shown a record of outstanding leadership and community involvement.
The members who met these qualifications and their respective FFA Chapters from the Northwest District are: from Ellis: Lindsay Augustine; Hoxie: Skyler Denio, Taylore Schamberger; Lakeside: Jayde Blain, Carolina Harzman; Norton: Lexi Voss; Palco: Dene Dryden; Quinter: Tori Davidson.
The members who met these qualifications and their respective FFA Chapters from the North Central District are: from Blue Valley: Courtney Anderson, Michael Olson; Chapman: Michaela Hummel, Kylie Ketterman; Clay Center: Andrea Chestnut, Courtney Hammel, Hayden Heigele, Luke Martin, Michaela Musselman, Caleb Siebold; Ellsworth: Alexandrea Julian; Pike Valley: Payton Runft; Republic County: Lanessa Aurand, Tyler Popelka, Lane Shoemaker, Kalli Valek, Cameron Wilber; Riley County: Kyla Lindell; Rock Hills: Grant Davis, Wyatt Duskie, Allison Railsback, Brayde Wagner; Washington County: Hunter Johnson.
The members who met these qualifications and their respective FFA Chapters from the Northeast District are: from Atchison County: Clark Cummings, Michaela Falk, Jentry Scherer; Axtell: Nathan Porting, Khristian Scheibe, Brett Volle; Doniphan West: Hunter Idol, Cory Smith, Lane Spiker, Austin Taylor, Lexie Whetstine; Hiawatha: Emily Meyer, Bryn Swearingen; Holton: Samantha Beauchamp; Jackson Heights: Brianna Cattrell, Lance Coe, John Kennedy, Joel Nelson; Marysville: Le’la Chaudhry, Jake Hill, Grace Luebcke, Alex McAnerney, Emily Meinhardt, Hadley Schotte; Rock Creek: Isaac Brunkow; Royal Valley: Patrick Broxterman, Janelle Marney, Jenna Thurman; Sabetha: MiKayla Deters; Valley Heights: Anthony Edwards, Jared Oatney, Damon Smith.
The members who met these qualifications and their respective FFA Chapters from the East Central District are: from Anderson County: Trey Ahring, Lauren Egidy, Bryce Feuerborn, Ezekial Hermreck, Mitchell Highberger, Matthew Kirkland, Adam Kropf, Isaac Kubacka, Cassidy Lutz, Trent Lutz, Katie Lybarger, Zach Miller, Zane Phelps, Chase Ratliff, Madison Ratliff, Maci Rockers, Jacob Rundle, Grady Schuster, Garrett Scott, Ryan Wittman; Central Heights: Cade Hibdon; Jayhawk-Linn: Grace Broyles, Jessie Carr, Brett Nation, Shelby Northcutt, Jordan Robinson,Wyatt Sandness, Allison Wakefield; Louisburg: Sara Guetterman, Megan Roy, Abigail Tucker; Marais Des Cygnes Valley: Leon Sluder; Mission Valley: Wyatt Anderson, Rebekah Cain, Cole Hodge, Emily Schwant, Clayton VanMeter; Ottawa: Zachary Kerns, Ellen Thyr; Paola: Michael Boehm, Mitchell Carpenter, Kyle Hendrickson, Chad Kinaman, Alexandria Rogers, Colton Wagner; Prairie View: Madison Gray, Trent Phelps, Jackson Thayer; Southern Coffey: Emma Lehmann, Marissa Luney, Kaitlyn Meats, Skyla Pankey, Ethan Stewart, Morgan Storrer, Weston Weers, Katelin Zlab; Spring Hill: Mallory Meek; Tonganoxie: Tracy Oelschlaeger, Savanah Reynolds, Blaze Taylor.
The members who met these qualifications and their respective FFA Chapters from the Southeast District are: from Altoona Midway: Dakota Carter; Caney: Ciara Reeves, Caitlynn Stevenson; Cherryvale: Alexa Maulsby, Trenton Smedley, Zackery Steed, Zachary Wood; Coffeyville: Kristin Isle, Tracer McClellan; Columbus: Marilyn Crain, Amber Helwig, Bailey Schultz; Erie: Matthew Brungardt, Ashlyn Taylor, Wyatt Taylor, Kara Wilson; Fort Scott: Ryann Allison, Dawson Minor, Cassidy Westhoff; Fredonia: Brianne Nelsen, Linda Shinkle; Girard: Kaden Belcher, Caylee Egbert, Ethan George, Sydney Gottlob, Morgan Houk, Morgan Michael, Latricia Pike, Matthew Robinson, Jon Zimmerman; Labette County: Ryan Beeson, Mallorie Keltz, Megan March, Tegan Maxson, Grant Simpson, Kayleigh Wilson; Marmaton Valley: Mackenzie Tynon; Riverton: Cole Riggin; Sedan: Kayla Signer; Uniontown: Hayden Cole, Taylor Cooper, Trevor Crossland, Kaylyn Crystal, Zach Davis, Garrett Elder, John Emmerson, Haley O’Neal, Holly Shinn, Colt Sutterby, Jason Wilson; Yates Center: Brian Karmann, Jaylie Weseloh.
The members who met these qualifications and their respective FFA Chapters from the South Central District are: from Arkansas City: Andy Marshall, Lindsay Noland, Mae Pelz; Buhler: Katie Arpin, Bailey Bartel, Alexis Branscom, Nate Dick, Jacob Grinstead, Trevor Herman, Aaron Hysell, Dalton Roberts; Centre: Nathaniel Engler, Adam Makovec, Carissa Shields, Kristin Vinduska; Fairfield: Kara Gaeddert, Kayley Geesling, Emily Harner, Gage Schoenhoff, Emma Schwertfeger; Goessel: Ashley Hiebert, Jade Sterk; Haven: Connor Peirce; Inman: Andrea Vandever-Moore; Marion-Florence: Elizabeth Meyer; Newton: Joshua Akers, Naomi Epp, Haley Hamm; Pretty Prairie: Wyatt Krehbiel, Sara Schlickau; South Barber: Trenton Jahay; South Haven: Zach Bacon; Paige Turek; Wellington: Cameron Bartelson, Aareon Mason; Winfield: Claire Bradbury, Keaton Johnson, Riley King, Abigail Pentz, Hannah Sultz.
The members who met these qualifications and their respective FFA Chapters from the Southwest District are: from Bucklin: Madison Loschke, Campbell Martin; Hodgeman County: Skyler Burns, Karlee Eckhoff, Adriallen Woods; Holcomb: Gracen Becker, Aaron Elliott, Jordan Jarnagin, Tanner Mongeau; Hugoton: Landon Brecheisen, Jessica Harper, Alyson Kiley, Austin Nordyke, Mariah Reynolds; South Central: Garrett Girk, Kayla Olson, Gracie Paul, Alonso Rivero.