Caitlin Condon, a member of the Lakeside Lutheran FFA Chapter in Lake Mills, received the American FFA Degree at the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo held virtually Oct. 27-29.
She was the third Warrior FFA member to earn the American degree since the LLHS chapter began.
Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year 4,136 American Degrees will be awarded.
To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they own their own business or hold a professional position as an employee. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement through completion of a long list of FFA and community activities. Less than 1% of FFA members achieve the American FFA Degree.