Five members of the Streator FFA Chapter were selected as District 2 FFA proficiency winners by a committee of agricultural industry representatives and agricultural education teachers knowledgeable in the work-based area. Winners include:
Jacob Black, son of Jason and Megan Black, in grain production placement.
Lance Moritz, son of Jeff and Mary Moritz, in diversified horticulture.
Alea Ogle, daughter of Bob and Jody Ogle, in agricultural processing.
Sierra Dellinger, daughter of Mike and Carolina Dellinger, in veterinary science.
Cora Walker, daughter of Doug and Brandi Walker, in vegetable production.
Illinois FFA honors students in 50 areas based on their work-based learning, also known as Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE). FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership and scholastic achievement may be considered for this award.
SAEs allow students to learn by doing, either by owning and operating an agricultural business, working or serving an internship at an agriculture-based business or conducting an agriculture-based scientific experiment and reporting results.
Receiving this honor now makes each student eligible to compete in the State FFA Awards Selection process in Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, March 23. These students were previously chosen as the chapter and section awardees is this area.
Black, Moritz, Ogle, Dellinger, and Walker will receive plaques for their accomplishments. These plaques are made possible by gifts from individuals, businesses, corporations and organizations through the Illinois Foundation FFA.