Blooming Prairie FFA banquet honors seniors
A chapter held its annual awards banquet. As always it was held in the BPHS commons and was catered by Superior Foods. The banquet is the last meeting with graduating seniors before inducting 2017-2018 officer team.
The 2017-2018 officer team: President - Ethan Arett, Vice President - Tim Wolf, Secretary - Colton Ivers, Treasurer - Kaiden Finley, Reporter - Jeremy Hocking, Sentinel - Cole Christianson, Historian - Haley Ryks, Officer at Large, Alexis Ripka.
Every year, there are degrees given to some FFA members. The Discovery Degree is given to all 8th grade FFA members who have met these requirements: must have taken and agriculture class in either 7 or 8th grade, have FFA dues paid, and participated in a chapter event.
This year, the discovery degree was given to 11 members: Maggie Bruns, Boone Carlson, Cole Christianson, Ethan Grant, Allison Krohnberg, Casey Lyman, Chris Naatz, Megan Oswald, Caleb Smith, Greta Sunde, and Rachael Thompson.
The Greenhand Degree is given to all 9th grade members who have met this requirement: must have been in an agriculture class or SAE. This year, one member received the Greenhand degree: Kaden Finley.
The last possible degree to earn within a local FFA chapter is the chapter degree. This is given to all 11th grade members who have met these requirements: already received their Greenhand Degree, and participated in planning three official functions. This year three members received their Chapter Degrees: Ethan Arett, Jeremy Hocking, Mitchell Oswald.