KEYSTONE DEGREES

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- David Schaef photo
KEYSTONE DEGREES - This week is National FFA Week and FFA students at Conneaut Area High School are celebrating with various activities. Shown above are the three Keystone Degree winners from CASH, from left - Kayla Roncaglione, Tanner Dittrich, and Jennifer Hines, the Keystone Degree the top FFA state award. Only high school seniors or graduates in their third year of membership are eligible to apply for the Keystone Degree. The candidates must have demonstrated leadership abilities and earned or productively invested at least $1,000 and/or worked at least 300 hours in a supervised agricultural experience program. Just 3 percent to 4 percent of the more than 7,000 Pennsylvania FFA members qualify each year for a Keystone Degree. Ellen Aurand is CASH vo-ag instructor and FFA adviser.