VERSAILLES – Versailles FFA held its monthly meeting on Nov. 19, and 37 first-year members received their Greenhand FFA Degree.
To be eligible for the FFA Greenhand Degree, members must be in their first year of agriculture education, know the FFA creed and motto, understand the code of ethics, know how to properly wear the FFA jacket, know the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors, know about the organizations history and have a plan for their SAE.
Recipients of the Greenhand FFA Degree included Jack Barga, Darren Billenstein, Emily Delzeith, Lexie Demange, Asa Demange, Tyler Dirksen, Taylor Cordonnier, Kane Epperly, Paige Gasson, Wesley George, Tyler Gigandet, Damien Grillot, Eli Grillot, Kylee Hainline, Koltin Hall, Kaiyla Hecht, Isaiah Hess, Chase Lennon, Luke Mangen, Gabriel Marchal, Kameron Marchal, Kristopher Marshal, Payton Niekamp, Grant Pohlman, Jacob Poling, Cole Prenger, Joe Ruhenkamp, Zach Schlater, Asheleigh Shimp, Noah Shimp, Jason Simons, Caleb Smith, Hayley Smith, Austin Spradlin, Luke Winner and Reagan Winner.
As part of the Greenhand ceremony, Greenhand members Isaiah Hess, Lexi Demange, Kylee Hainline, Asheleigh Shimp and Joe Ruhenkamp presented the FFA creed, and Luke Winner, Jason Simons and Noah Shimp explained the history of the creed and introduced the speakers. Cole Luthman introduced the guest speaker for the evening, the 2018-19 State FFA Sentinel, Mallary Caudill. At the end of the ceremony members and parents enjoyed various pumpkin desserts as well as apple cider.