Roland-Story Agriculture students and FFA members Sydney Berends, Tavender Jones, Jordann Middendorf and Thomas Wilgenbusch were awarded their Iowa FFA Degree at the 2013 State FFA Convention in Ames.

The Iowa Degree is the highest honor and recognition that any FFA member may receive from their individual states and represents that an Agriculture Education student has participated in leadership activities above the local chapter level, has served in a leadership position within their local chapters, and has been involved in an active SAE (supervised agricultural experience) project.

This year the Iowa FFA Association awarded 640 members out of the 13,400 state membership with this recognition.

According to Brad Taylor, Agriculture Education instructor and FFA Advisor, "this is a great honor for these students as it represents a lot of hard work and accomplishments that they have been involved in over their three years in FFA".