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Waitsburg FFA member receives top award

Tom House was recently awarded the American FFA Degree; the highest honor an FFA member can receive.


November 7, 2019

Christy House

Tom House showing a hog at the Walla Walla Fair, as part of his FFA experience. House had a hog at the Fair all four years of his high school career.

WAITSBURG-Tom House set a goal in his freshman year of high school; he wanted to earn every FFA degree available. After five years of diligent record keeping, showing hogs at the local fairs, and a hefty amount of volunteering, House has earned the American FFA Degree; an honor awarded to less than 1% of FFA members.

"Once I earned my Greenhand Degree my freshman year, I wanted to go all the way through to my American. It was kind of a personal challenge," House said. "I'm the first in my family to receive my American Degree."

The American FFA Degree has some very rigid requirements, and ta...

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