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Three Philip chapter members earn State FFA Degrees

State Degree recipiants: Danielle Piroutek, Caleb Clements, and Carrisa Doolittle. The State Degree is the highest degree awarded to FFA members in South Dakota. It is an honor and requires hours of hard work and dedication.

The State FFA Degree, the highest degree of membership conferred by the South Dakota FFA, was presented to 224 agricultural education students at the 82nd annual South Dakota FFA convention held in Brookings, April 18 through April 20.

The 2010 State Degree recipients for the Philip FFA chapter are Carissa Doolittle, Caleb Clements and Danielle Piroutek. Philip belongs to District V of the State FFA.

The requirements for the degree include having earned and productively invested at least $1,000, or worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time, or a combination thereof, in a supervised agricultural experience program. The recipients must have demonstrated leadership ability by performing 10 procedures of parliamentary law, giving a six minute speech on a topic related to agriculture of the FFA, and having served as an officer, committee chairperson, or participating member of a chapter committee.