Ethan Carr Earned the American FFA Degree is the highest degree the National FFA Organization can bestow upon an FFA member. Less than one percent of FFA members earn the American FFA Degree. It is awarded to high school graduate members with demonstrated leadership, community service, academic success and outstanding SAE (supervised agricultural experience) programs. The requirements that have to be met are quite extensive at the county level, the greenhand and chapter degrees. At the state level the State FFA degree has to have been received, been an active member for the past three years and have recorded participation in chapter and state level activities. The recipient must have graduated from high school with a scholastic record of “C” or better, and having to have gradated at least 12 months prior to the National convention. They must also have at least 50+ community service hours, and have productively invested the minimum of $7,500 in their SAE products.
There will be one Tucker County FFA Member, from Tucker County High School graduating class of 2021 to receive his America FFA Degree in October of 2022 at the National Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Carr will walk across the stage with the top FFA members of the United States of America. Carr has been a member of the Tucker County chapter since his freshman year at TCHS. He has participated in the county fair with exhibits of market hogs, market steers and feeder steers; held the office of treasurer and president for the local chapter, spent hours of volunteer time at the Tucker County Fair; participated with the veterans (Christmas parade) and Parsons City hay rides, the St. George United Methodist Church youth, Clover Crusaders 4-H Club and many other community events. Carr is now employed with the WVDH and living and farming in Tucker County.