FFA Award Winners

Maine FFA Award Winners

2019-20 (June to May)

Each year, Maine FFA provides a number of awards to recognize superior accomplishments by students. Awards may take the form of plaques, ribbons and/or cash. Most awards are based on events of the annual State FFA Convention held each spring, though other awards are also described below. To learn how to apply for some of these awards and honors, visit the Forms & Resources web page.

Past Year Award Winners: 2018-20192017-20182016-172015-16; 2014-152013-142012-132011-12

Career Development Events

Competitions conducted at the State FFA Convention and based on individual and/or team performance in areas related to agriculture and natural resources.  2020 Virtual Event Results:

Agricultural Sales - First Place - Izabelle Higgins, Presque Isle Regional Career & Technical Center

Creed Speaking - First Place Overall - Maddie Buzza, Presque Isle Regional Career & Technical Center
First Place National Division - Nickie Deschaine, Mars Hill FFA
Second Place - Ellie Calhoun, Ashland Middle School FFA
Third Place - Micah Calhoun - Ashland FFA

Dairy Cattle Evaluation - First Place - Kassidy Blackstone, Mars Hill Middle School FFA
Second Place - Nicholas Margeson, Caribou Regional Technology Center

Floriculture - First Place - Samantha McCrum, Mars Hill FFA

Forestry - First Place -  Brandon Dubie, Presque Isle Regional Career & Technical Center
Second Place - Carson Cushman, Mars Hill Middle School FFA

Prepared Public Speaking - First Place - Nickie Deschaine, Mars Hill FFA

Veterinary Science - First Place - Delaney McKeen, Mars Hill FFA
Second Place - Mallory Williams, Hodgdon FFA
Third Place - Izabelle Higgins, Presque Isle FFA / Brooke Moir, Caribou FFA
Fourth Place - Kassidy Blackstone, Mars Hill Middle School FFA

 

Honorary Maine FFA Degree Recipients

Award presented to members of Maine’s agriculture and natural resources community who have demonstrated a high level of commitment and service to the Maine FFA Association.  2020 Recipients:

  • Ms. Whitnie Bradbury, Farm Credit East, Presque Isle
  • Dr. Karen Hutchison, National FFA Organization
  • Ms. Dayna McCrum, Husson University

Proficiency Award State Winners

Monetary and honorary awards are based on student accomplishments outside of the classroom in an area related to agriculture and natural resources. Students compete in area of placement (where work is done as an employee) or entrepreneurship (where student initiates and oversees own activity). Candidates must complete extensive applications documenting their goals, progress, hours and earnings (if any). Winners receive a check for $250 and proceed to the national level for further competition.

  • Agricultural Communication:  Graham Berry, Ashland FFA
  • Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance: Dane Driscoll, Ashland FFA
  • Agricultural Processing-Entrepreneurship: Izabelle Higgins, Presque Isle FFA
  • Agricultural Services-Placement: Jonathan Mealey, Presque Isle FFA
  • Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management:  Brandon Dubie, Presque Isle FFA
  • Equine Science-Placement: Rheanna Ortman, Presque Isle FFA
  • Forest Management:  Hailee Jo Cunningham, Ashland FFA
  • Outdoor Recreation: Clark Condon, Ashland FFA

Maine FFA Chapter Advisors of the Year

Award presented to a stellar chapter FFA advisors upon nomination by home chapter and selection by state FFA officer review committee.

  • Ms. Shelly Gross & Ms. Vicki McCurry, Presque Isle Regional Career & Technical Center FFA

Maine FFA Outstanding Chapter Officer

Award presented for superior service to a Maine FFA student chapter officer in recognition of his or her accomplishments following nomination by home FFA chapter advisor and selection by state FFA officer review committee.

  • Izabelle Higgins, Presque Isle FFA

State FFA Degree Recipients

Recognition presented annually to those student FFA members who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to and accomplishments in the Maine FFA Association, and who have completed required application.

  • Dane Driscoll, Ashland FFA
  • Brandon Dubie, Presque Isle FFA
  • Kerigan Guerrette, Caribou FFA
  • Izabelle Higgins, Presque Isle FFA

State Stars

This award is based on superior accomplishments by students with advanced outside-of-the-classroom activities related to agriculture and natural resources. Winners at the state level receive $300 and the chance to proceed to national competition.

  • Agribusiness: Dane Driscoll, Ashland FFA
  • Agricultural Placement: Graham Berry, Ashland FFA

 

Guerrette Scholarship Award

This award of $1,000 is presented to a successful student applicant pursuing post-secondary studies related to agriculture and natural resources, with the intent to enter that area professionally.

NONE AWARDED IN 2020

 

Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship Award

This award, covering registration costs of $940 for this high quality, one-week leadership training conducted in the summer by the National FFA Organization, is presented to a limited number of students completed thorough and well-considered applications addressing their reasons for attending this event.

  • Ryder Brewer, Mars Hill FFA
  • Madelyn Buzza, Presque Isle FFA
  • Maggee Currie, Easton FFA
  • Nickie Deschaine, Mars Hill FFA
  • Anna Kilcollins, Mars Hill FFA
  • Lane McCrum, Mars Hill FFA
  • Delaney McKeen, Mars Hill FFA
  • Rheanna Ortman, Presque Isle FFA