Three Tyrone High students receive FFA recognitions

Three students from the Tyrone FFA Chapter at Tyrone Area High School recently earned FFA recognitions.
Seniors Ryan Clark and Jesse Snyder earned the Keystone Degree, which is the highest level of achievement at the state level. Criteria for the degree include hours and dollars productively invested in their Supervised Agricultural Experience project, FFA leadership and activities above the chapter level.
The Keystone Degree will be presented on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Pennsylvania FFA has more than 8.000 members state wide and only three percent earn a Keystone Degree.
Clark has been the chapter’s president for two years and has served on the banquet committee. He maintains an on-farm work experience SAE project and is employed at Mike and Carol Hoover’s dairy farm. He also has dairy cows and heifers in which he maintains SAE records to evaluate his time and money to compare to the profit or loss.
Clark has been accepted at Penn State, University Park campus and will begin a quest for a 4-year degree in dairy science. His future plans include owning and managing his own dairy.
He is the son of David and Rebecca Clark of Tyrone.
Snyder is the chapter’s vice president and previously served as treasurer. He has also helped on the banquet and trap shoot committees.
Snyder has worked at Evergreen Farm in Spruce Creek since the age of seven and uses his job as his on-farm work experience SAE. He has also shown an FFA dairy beef calf at the Huntingdon Fair the past three years.
On the farm, he operates numerous types of equipment and is planning to enroll in the heavy equipment program at Hiram G. Andrews Tech School in Johnstown. He would like to run bulldozers and own a tri-axle dump truck.
His oldest sibling, Ken Snyder Jr., earned his Keystone Degree in 1996.
He is the son of Ken and Wanda Snyder of Spruce Creek.
Joshua Shuey of Warriors Mark was awarded the BBF Area Degree at a ceremony held Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Altoona.
He received this degree based on his SAE projects, time and money invested and his leadership activities.
Shuey has maintained financial records for his vegetable garden and rabbit production. He is the chapter’s chaplain and formerly served as the student advisor. In addition, he is chairman of the citrus and recreation committees.
He has been accepted at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport and plans to pursue a degree and future employment in landscape/nursery technology. He is the son of Wayne and Carol Shuey.