Sheere Enser of Wabash, member of the Southwood FFA Chapter, won the State Agriculture Processing Proficiency Award, which will be presented on June 17 at Purdue University in West Lafayette.
Sheere is the daughter of Mike and Deb Enser of Wabash. Her agriculture education instructor at Southwood High School is Mr. Chad Crews.
The Agriculture Processing Proficiency Award is one of 52 State FFA Proficiency Awards. Four finalists in each award area advanced through chapter, section and district competition. Sheere will receive the award during the Indiana FFA State Convention, June 16-18, 2014, at the Elliott Hall of Music on the Purdue campus. The 2014 Theme is “Ignite.” Sheere will be recognized for igniting her potential in the agricultural, food and fiber industry.
Selection of the state award winners is based on a personal interview, size and growth of the FFA member's Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) and their knowledge of the subject area and career pathway. These awards honor FFA members who have developed specialized skills they can apply to their future careers. SAE awards have three categories: entrepreneurship, placement and research/experimentation.
Entrepreneurship awards are given to students whose SAE involves ownership of an agricultural production or an agribusiness enterprise. Placement awards go to those with SAEs related to employment, apprenticeship or internship at an agribusiness or agriculture-related organization. Research awards are given to students whose SAEs relate to utilizing and understanding scientific methods and discovery. SAEs are an integral part of quality agricultural education programs.
Fifty-two state award winners were selected from over 17,000 FFA members statewide. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.