She is the 5th Panorama FFA member to receive their American Degree, which is the highest degree a member can earn. There were only 126 members from Iowa who will receive their degree this year.
To earn the coveted degree, a member must meet a wide arrange of requirements, including receiving their State Degree, been an FFA member for the past 36 months, complete at least 3 years of Agriculture Education in high school, graduate at least 12 months prior to receiving their degree, maintained accurate records of their SAE project, earned $10,000 and invested $7,500 or earned $2000 and worked 2,250 hours outside of scheduled class time, have a scholastic record of "C" or better, and completed 50 community service hours. Their application is reviewed at the local, state, and national level before being approved. This is a huge accomplishment.
Kassidy will be honored at the 93rd National FFA Convention in October.