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Former Manteca High FFA member earns American FFA Degree
Tralynn Simerley

The American Future Farmers of America Degree is one of the top honors that any member can achieve.

Former Manteca High chapter member Tralynn Simerley on Wednesday was announced as a recipient of this prestigious honor by the National FFA Organization.

A product of the MHS Class of 2017, she just wrapped up first year Modesto Junior College.

Amanda Martinez, Simerley’s FFA advisor at MHS, was proud of her former student being awarded the American FFA Degree.

She’ll have a chance to receive the honor on stage at the 91st annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis scheduled Oct. 24 through Oct. 27.

This is the same award that’s bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence.

According to the National FFA Organization, this award also recognizes those who have demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in ag business, production, processing and service programs.

Simerley and the other recipients of the American FFA Degree, in addition, will receive a gold key and certificate on stage at the upcoming national convention.

In order to be eligible, FFA members were required to earn and productively invest $10,000 through supervised agricultural experience programs.

Simerley has shown both pig and cattle during her years at the AgFest Junior Livestock and Auction at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. She started with the Weston Ranch High FFA chapter as a sophomore before coming over to MHS.

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