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Four Receive Degrees at FFA Midwinter Convention

January 20, 2014

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The L-S Keystone Degree winners are congratulated by PA Secretary of Agriculture George Grieg. From left to right: Secretary George Greig, Rachel Gagliardi, Katelyn McMichael, Cortney Tantala and Garrett Weaver

The Keystone Degree is the highest honor a member of the Pennsylvania FFA can receive. It takes hundreds of hours of work, the completion of three prior degrees, community service time, good grades and a commitment to excellence to achieve this high honor. L-S is proud to announce that four students were awarded the Keystone Degree at the Midwinter FFA Convention, which was held during the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg on Monday, January 6.

The following students received Keystone Degrees:

Rachel Gagliardi - Rachel's SAE (supervised agricultural experience) project was pleasure horse training and veterinary shadowing experience. Rachel was also a winner of the prestigious Keystone Star Award in Agriscience for the Eastern Region. Keystone Awards are only awarded to 12 students from across the state. Rachel needed to complete a rigorous application and interview process on the regional and state level to receive this award.

Katelyn McMichael - Raising Market Lambs and Pumpkins

Cortney Tantala - Work Experience at Texas Roadhouse

Garrett Weaver - Raising Market Hogs, Growing and Harvesting Corn and Soybeans and Work Experience at a Dairy Farm.

Congratulations to all of the Keystone Degree Winners!

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