Fifteen Los Banos FFA members received State FFA Degrees on Tuesday.
"The State FFA Degree is the highest award our state association can bestow upon its members," according to a news release.
For members to receive this degree, countless hours of hard work and dedication are put into their FFA projects, the release stated. The requirements for this degree are as follows: be an FFA member for at least two years, earn and productively invest a minimum of $1,000, complete 25 community service hours and work at least 300 hours outside of scheduled class time.
"This is a high honor for our members to receive, and they are awarded with the golden FFA charm to be worn on their jackets," the release stated. "Our chapter is very proud of our current State FFA Degree recipients."
Member Jared Price was also awarded a Proficiency Award in Agricultural Education during the ceremony, and secretary Maryanne Peluso was awarded the 2013 FFA Hometown Hero.