Less than 2% of FFA members in the State of Oregon qualify for their state degrees each year, and this will be the first year since before 2010 that members from McKay will be receiving this honor!
Mena Drakeley (Supervised Agricultural Experience: Paid and Unpaid placement at the 411 Eatery and Lounge, a total of over 800 hours invested in her project outside of classtime)
Lillianne Benson (Supervised Agricultural Experience: Llama Enterprise, a total 579 hours invested into her project outside of class time)
In order to qualify for this honor, each recipient must meet strict requirements set forth by the National FFA and State Associations.
Some of those qualifications include having earned and productively invested $1,500, a minimum of 500 hours worked in the last two year. Perform 10 procedures of parliamentary law, give a 6 minute speech on an agricultural topic, and hold a leadership position within our chapter. In addition, they must also have participated in at least 30 FFA related activities (5 of which must be above chapter level), participate in 10 school/community activities, and complete at least 25 hours of community service.