Cameron FFA Member Receives National Award

Pictured from left at the National FFA Convention: Cameron FFA member Levi Scott, Kam Childers (VA), Andrew Miles (PA), Courtney Coulson (OK), Tractor Supply Company Social Media Analyst Amanda Cothern and Elanco Animal Health Territory Sales Manager Amanda Morris.

Cameron High School senior Levi Scott recently traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to be recognized as one of three national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Small Animal Production and Care – Entrepreneurship/Placement.  Scott was the first CHS student to ever qualify for the national competition.

The proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience.

The Small Animal Production and Care – Entrepreneurship/Placement award is one of 47 proficiency program areas FFA members can participate in to develop valuable experience and leadership skills at the local, state and national levels. Scott became eligible for the national award after winning the West Virginia state FFA competition earlier this year.

In recognition of being a finalist, Scott received a plaque and $500 at a special ceremony held during the 90th annual National FFA Convention & Expo.  The other three finalists were from Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia.