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    Student of the Quarter

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    Octorara graduate (2021) and former Octorara FFA President, Scott Davis has had his supervised agricultural experience (SAE) approved by the National FFA Organization and will be awarded the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in October. This award is the highest honor in the organization, with less than one percent of the nation’s FFA members receiving it each year. Over the past four years, Scott has invested an ample amount of time and resources into his SAE projects. These projects are student-led, instructor supervised, work-based learning experiences with measurable outcomes. Scott had several projects that amounted to working more than 2,250 hours, earning $10,000, and investing at least $7,500. He also dedicated more than 90 hours of service to the community. Scott worked at Green Valley Farms, a hay and grain farm operation for four years. He learned about the operation of a large scale farm, built relationships with local members of the agricultural community, and gained experience and skill in areas of equipment operating, repair, and maintenance. Scott also worked in the Octorara Ecology lab, trying to breed Tilapia and learning about the importance of keeping fish in a stable environment. He learned about growing fish and about what factors can affect their reproduction and growth. Scott’s most stimulating SAE project was restoring his grandfather’s 1950 John Deere B antique tractor. He completely reassembled the rear axle sub and the transmission case, and finished the restoration with a paint job. American FFA degree recipients go above and beyond to achieve excellence, with commitment and hard work to attain this degree. Scott has demonstrated his dedication to Octorara and the PA FFA Association in achieving this honor. Scott concluded his project earlier this year, while currently studying Honors Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University.


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