Local student receives national degree

INDIANAPOLIS—Sarah Carson received the American FFA Degree at the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis on Saturday, Oct. 24. It is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA organization and recognizes Carsons’s demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing and service programs.

Less than one in 154 FFA members advance through their local chapter and state FFA degree programs to earn this national degree. Carson, the daughter of Dan and Anne Carson of Maple Park, is currently pursuing a degree in Agricultural Education at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

She is a member of the Kaneland FFA Chapter, and her agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor is Laura Widhalm.