Anna FFA member named finalist for national FFA award

Staff report

INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization announced today that Shaun Wenrick, of Aldrich, a member of the Anna FFA Chapter, was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Landscape Management – Entrepreneurship/Placement.

Wenrick is one of only four people chosen to compete for this award at the national finals to be held this October during the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

The proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience. The Landscape Management – Entrepreneurship/Placement award is one of 47 proficiency program areas FFA members can participate in to develop valuable experience and leadership skills at the local, state and national levels.

Wenrick became eligible for the national award after winning the Ohio state FFA competition earlier this year. In recognition of being a finalist, each of the four finalists will receive a plaque and $500. The national winner of the Landscape Management – Entrepreneurship/Placement Award will receive an additional $500 during a special ceremony at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

This award is sponsored by John Deere and Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Staff report