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DHS FFA earns highest rating from national organization

The Decorah Journal of Decorah, Iowa

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The Decorah High School FFA has received the highest rating possible by the National FFA organization.

Decorah was named a Three-Star Chapter at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky last week.

In order to qualify for national evaluation, a chapter must complete 15 chapter activities that encourage student, chapter, and community development and place in the top 10 percent in the state. Chapters are evaluated based on these activities and earn either a Three-Star, Two-Star or One-Star rating

This award is based on the chapter's activities designed to promote member career success, teamwork and the ability to serve others. The Decorah FFA encourages members to develop premier leadership, personal growth and career success through a variety of activities.

These activities include the fodder system, chapter proficiency contest, career development events, hosting a faculty breakfast, FFA week promotions, Culver's Thank You Farmers events, organizing a school-wide food drive, organizing an agricultural show on the road to the area nursing homes and participating in Winneshiek County Relay for Life.

The Decorah FFA advisor is Joni Bruvold.

Nineteen Decorah FFA members attended the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. They included: Didrik Lundtvedt, Katie Dehning, Madison Hoy me, Julianna Wise, Jaden Anderson, Hailey Nierling, Anna Hanson, Ashley Schwartz-hoff, Brendan Lovstuen, Bohden Bigler, Daniel Schwartzhoff, Ayden Gossman, Bailey Mic-ulinich, Braeley Ehrie, Maillie McCabe, Dalton Upton, Cole Horgen, Mason Falck and Shane Sexton.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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