Seniors are, from left, Valerie Earley, Shelby Erding, Paige Brandt, Taylor Link, Brianna Musel, Jordan Pokorney, Shelby Larson, Melinda Woods and Brandon Hamersma. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Seniors are, from left, Valerie Earley, Shelby Erding, Paige Brandt, Taylor Link, Brianna Musel, Jordan Pokorney, Shelby Larson, Melinda Woods and Brandon Hamersma. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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Several Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA members received many awards during their chapter banquet held before they left for the state convention last week.

Following are the awards local FFA students received.

Discovery degrees: Lauren Bucholtz, Nora Jahn, Brianna Lee, Nicole Lee, Renee Lechner and Matthew Woods.

FFA letters: Hannah Frank, Brandon Hamersma, Dane Gillespie, Trevor Schwarz, Marcus Plaehn, Nick Niemeyer, Shelby Larson, Taylor Link, Jackie Apenhorst, Brianna Musel, Erica Earley, Kayla Mulhern, Stephanie Miner, Courtney Fate, Valerie Earley, Melinda Woods, Gretchen Corson, Heather Apenhorst and Danielle Schultz.

Star chapter farmers: Shelby Erding and Melinda Woods are agriculture placement and Brandon Hamersma was awarded in the agriculture business category.

PALS program helpers every month, in which they went into the first grade classrooms and taught about agricultural topics: Shelby Erding, Melinda Woods, Colt Hamersma, Hannah Frank Courtney Fate, Erica Earley, Valerie Earley, Gretchen Corson and Danielle Schultz.

Top fruit seller: Cody Merkel.

Chapter degrees awarded: Makala Nauman and Tyler Kappers.

Proficiency award winners awarded on Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE), which range from livestock to crops and to agriculture service: Melinda Woods, Shelby Erding, Matthew Woods, Nick Niemeyer, Shelby Larson, Taylor Link, Hannah Frank, Danielle Schultz, Valerie Earley, Kayla Mulhern, Erica Earley, Makala Nauman, Jackie Apenhorst, Brianna Musel, Heather Apenhorst, Stephanie Miner, Gretchen Corson, Dane Gillespie, Brandon Hamersma, Carter Reiland, Isaac Miller, Cody Merkel and Colt Hamersma.

Greenhand degree: Zach Bucholtz, Adam Bucholtz, Stephanie Miner, Carter Reiland, Isaac Miller Colt Hamersma, Heather Apenhorst, Erica Earley, Gretchen Corson, Courtney Fate and Danielle Schultz.

Star Greenhands: Erica Earley, Heather Apenhorst, Carter Reiland, Gretchen Corson and Danielle Schultz.

The seniors of the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA chapter are Valerie Earley, Shelby Erding, Paige Brandt, Taylor Link, Brianna Musel, Jordan Pokorney, Shelby Larson, Melinda Woods and Brandon Hamersma.