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Einck wins FFA American Star Award in Placement

Einck wins FFA American Star Award in Placement
Kellie Einck won the FFA 2017 American Star in Placement, becoming the first American Star award winner from Iowa in nearly 20 years.

Kellie Einck of the South O’Brien FFA Chapter became the first FFA American Star winner from Iowa in nearly 20 years at the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

Einck won the 2017 American Star in Placement, one of four Star Awards presented each year to FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills through completion of a Supervised Agricultural Ex­­perience (SAE). The other three categories are American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness and American Star in Agriscience. The winners received cash awards totaling $4,000.

Through the SAE, students learn by doing, such as owning or operating an agricultural business,...




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