Amanda Frey, daughter of Don and Cathy Frey, Pettisville, received the American Degree at the 80th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 27.
The American Degree is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA organization. It recognizes Frey’s leadership ability and outstanding achievement in agricultural business, production, processing, and service programs.
To be eligible, members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program.
Less than one in 156 FFA members advance through their local chapter and state FFA degree programs to earn this national degree.
Frey attends Northwest State Community College. She is a member of the Stryker FFA chapter. Her agricultural instructor and FFA advisor is Duane Knisely.
She received a gold American Degree key and certificate to commemorate the achievement, one of only 3,168 to be recognized in 2007.
—— There are 106 boys born for every 100 girls.