Many awards were presented at the annual banquet, beginning with the chapter’s honorary degrees. These degrees were awarded to individuals that have had a significant impact on the Ridgemont FFA Chapter. This year’s recipients are Ashley Ledley, Andrew Gandert, Andrew Scharf, Ernie and Amy Davis, Dixie Derke, and Keegan McKee.
Several FFA members received awards for service learning activities, and career development events, as well as state and national awards:
State Gold Science Fair, National Science Fair Bronze Finalist: Cameron Bright, Colin Freshcorn
Star State FFA Degree Candidate: Nole Gerfen - Star State Farmer Candidate, Nathan Stacklin - Star State Ag Business Candidate
State Proficiency Awards: Keaton Fout, Nole Gerfen, Shaye Creamer, Nathan Stacklin
National Swine Entrepreneurship Winner: Nole Gerfen
Ridgemont FFA Advisor Mrs. Stephanie Jolliff
Ridgemont FFA Advisor, Mrs. Stephanie Jolliff, presented the evening's special awards:
110% Award: Taylor Cronely and Nashley Robinson
Star Chapter Greenhand: Larrah Lones, Mackenzie Radar
Lauren Ledley Legacy Award: Shaye Creamer
2017-2018 Ridgemont FFA President, Alexis Elliott
Finally, the 2017-2018 Ridgemont FFA Officer Team was installed. I had the chance to speak with newly installed president, Alexis Elliott, who shared why she is an FFA Officer.
"Being an officer is just a title, but that title gives me the privledge to honor other FFA members here at banquet and throughout the year." Stated Elliott.