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Memories & Milestones

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Each year, the national FFA organization is proud to honor members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. That honor, the American FFA Degree, is bestowed up on a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence.Holly Lynch, representing the Rifle FFA Chapter, will be awarded the American FFA Degree at the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo In Indianapolis. The convention, which took place Oct. 24-27, is known as the largest student gathering in the United States.The American FFA Degree is sponsored by Case IH, The Progressive Farmer, Farm Credit, Syngenta, and Pioneer, a DuPont Business, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation It recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs. To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 community service hours, as well as demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement.Each recipient of the American FFA Degree collects a gold American FM Degree Key plus a certificate after being on-stage during the convention.

The families of Nichole Crandell and B.J Fessant are pleased to announce their engagement. Nichole and B.J will be getting married in Colorado at the end of December. Nichole Hope Crandell, of Nashville, Tenn., is a 2000 graduate of Rifle High School and a 2006 graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tenn. She is a Nashville recording artist.Her grandparents are Keith and Judy Crandell of Silt, and her mother is Pamela Garrett of Virginia.Bradley Joe Fessant (B.J), of Paris, Ill., graduated from Paris High School and Eastern Illinois University. He works as a special needs elementary school teacher.His parents are Joe and Donna Fessant of Paris, Ill.

PE teacher Crystal Garrison at Glenwood Springs Elementary School has been kicking off her annual challenge course this past week. Students take on the challenges of the zip line, climbing wall and ropes course. The first-graders have been very brave tackling the challenges of the course.

Happy anniversary, Pat and Tony.

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