For the first time since 1931, the Detroit Future Farmers of America saw three students earn the agricultural program’s highest honor on the national level.
Trey Denny, a 2018 Detroit High School graduate, was the third-ever member of his chapter to receive the American FFA Degree, while Class of 2019 Detroit graduates Callie Jaynes and Presley Spoonemore became the fourth and fifth members of the chapter’s history to receive the degree.
The American FFA Degree is the highest honor an FFA member can receive. The first two members to receive the award in the Detroit FFA Chapter were Kyle Jones and Jule McCoin.
In order to attain the prestigious scholarship, which goes out to a fraction of a percentage of FFA members nationwide, Denny, Jaynes and Spoonemore were each required to work on various projects, participate in numerous competitions and engage in multiple community service opportunities. After that, each member submitted an application to highlight the years of work in the program in hopes of earning the American FFA Degree.
The students will be honored virtually in the National FFA Convention from Oct. 28 through 31 due to COVID-19 restrictions.