CROSBY – Four area youths attained a Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.) Degree, the highest honor that an F.F.A. member can attain within the F.F.A. At front is Reidland Hicks, a National Proficiency Finalist in the Forage Production Category, among the top four in the nation.

All five former Crosby ISD students ventured to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National F.F.A. Convention last week, ending Saturday Nov. 2.

One must have graduated from high school for one year to apply. It is a 5th year S.A.E.

To get the FFA degree, applicants must have put in 10,000 hours of work or earned $10,000 to earn the S. A. E. plus volunteer 50 hours of community service.

Among the American Degree recipients, the highest degree are Baylee Campbell, Madi Goff, Hannah Pharis, and Ryland Hicks, all 2018 graduates. And out front is National Finalist Winner Reiden Hicks, a 2019 graduate of Crosby High School.

Local F.F.A. students including Kouba have recently returned from a Leadership Development Event. Six students on an Agriculture Issues Team advance to area competition in aspiration to go on to State Competition.