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By LuAnn Schindler

Ag-ceptional accomplishment: Melcher first Summerland FFA student to receive American Degree


November 16, 2023

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Top honor • Madison Melcher receives the American Degree during the National FFA Convention, in Indianapolis, Nov. 4.

Madison Melcher turned her story into FFA history.

The 2022 Summerland Public School graduate is the first FFA chapter member to receive the American FFA Degree, according to advisor Jacob Goldfuss.

Melcher made the historic walk across the stage, Nov. 4, at the 2023 National Convention, in Indianapolis, during the awards ceremony.

"I am honored to be the first FFA American Degree recipient from Summerland FFA. I am so grateful that Mr. Goldfuss pushed me to apply. He was always there if I had a question and worked with me to make sure I got to walk across the national stage," Melcher said.


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