Mt. Nebo FFA Excels at State

March 10-13, Utah FFA celebrated their 93rd annual State Convention (and 2nd ever Virtual Convention). While the members of Mt. Nebo FFA were disappointed at the cancellation of the in-person event, they were excited to participate in the virtual sessions. Our FFA Chapter represented Juab well, with multiple students receiving recognitions and awards. 

Competitions & Scholarships

Ryker Watkins competed in the FFA “Creed Speaking” competition, representing our school as a finalist in the state competition. Ryker memorized and presented the “FFA Creed” a five paragraph statement that represents the beliefs and values of the FFA Organization. Kate Reynolds also represented Juab, competing in the state “Employment Skills” competition. In this competition, FFA Members complete a mock job interview where they present a resume, cover letter, and job application. In addition to our competition finalists, Sara Winn was selected as a recipient of the IFA & Western Ag Credit Scholarship, a $1500 award donated by sponsors of FFA.

State Degrees

The FFA State Degree is the highest FFA degree awarded at the state level, second only to the American Degree (which is awarded on the national level). Mt. Nebo FFA was proud to have 10 individuals receive their State Degree.

  • Hannah Hall
  • Joey Kay
  • CheyAnn Lewis
  • Emileigh Painter
  • Cooper Shaheen
  • Sara Winn
  • Jake Woodland
  • Josie Woolstenhulme
  • Josie Wright
  • Keyton Wright
(From left to right) Keyton Wright, CheyAnn Lewis, Joey Kay, Sara Winn, Hannah Hall, Josie Woolstenhulme, Josie Wright, and Jake Woodland pose for a picture after receiving their State Degrees

Star State Winners

In addition to our State Degree Recipients, Juab FFA had multiple finalists in the Star State and Star State Greenhand Degree areas. Star Awards are given to those who excel in their project areas, and include four categories: Farmer, Placement, Agriscience, and Agribusiness/Production. One winner and three runners-up are chosen for each category. The finalist from Mt. Nebo FFA are:

  • Duncan Pay: 2nd Place State Star Greenhand in Production and 3rd Place State Star Greenhand in Agribusiness
  • Jake Woodland: 3rd Place State Star in Agribusiness
  • Josie Wright: 3rd Place State Star Farmer
  • Sara Winn: 2nd Place State Star in Agriscience
Sara Winn, 2nd Place Winner of the State Star in Agriscience, with her parents and FFA Advisor Jonathan Burton

Proficiency Award Winners

Students who show high competency in their FFA Project Areas have the opportunity to apply for State Proficiency Awards. With a group of students as amazing as the Mt. Nebo FFA, it is no surprise that we have several Proficiency Award Winners.

  • Duncan Pay: Landscape Management
  • Jacob Davis: Forage Production
  • Josie Wright: Goat Production
  • Karter Peters:  Vegetable Production
  • Sara Winn: Agriscience Research- Integrated Systems
Josie Wright, Winner of the Goat Production Proficiency Award, with her parents and FFA Advisor Jonathan Burton

Junior High FFA Involvement

In addition to the High School FFA achievements, Juab Junior High School’s FFA Program also had several successes. The Conduct of Chapter Meetings Team from the Mt. Nebo Junior FFA took first place at state and will be advancing to compete at nationals. Staten Shepherd of the Juab Junior High also won first place in the Division I: Power, Structure, and Technological category of the State Agriscience Fair. Good Job Juab Junior High!

The Juab Jr. High Conduct of Chapter Meetings Team