The Hackett High School FFA Chapter has two students that have been highly recognized for their FFA efforts. In June, this year’s President Tanner Wisdom and Vice President Mackenzie Cooper are going to receive their State FFA Degree. Wisdom is a senior and Cooper is a junior. They will receive this award at the annual Arkansas State FFA Convention at Camp Couchdale in Hot Springs. This is the highest award given by the state and has numerous requirements. Previous to this award is the Greenhand Degree and Chapter FFA Degree; these are the first requirements toward the State FFA Degree. Next, the recipient must have completed at least two years in an agricultural class as well as been an FFA member for those two years. He/she must have earned and productively invested at least $1000 and worked at least 300 hours in his/her supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program. The recipient must have participated in at least 10 procedures of parliamentary law, have given a six-minute speech on a agricultural topic, and have served as an officer, committee chairperson, or member of a chapter committee. The recipient must have satisfactory scholastic records. He/she must be involved in planning chapter activities and have been to at least five different FFA activities above the chapter level. Wisdom and Cooper have worked tirelessly to achieve such a prestigious degree. Cooper will also be participating in the talent section of this year’s Arkansas State FFA Convention. The Hackett FFA advisor Seth Jones states, "I am very proud of these students. They have worked very hard to accomplish these goals. I believe they are laying the foundation for future FFA members."