URBANA—Emma Aljets has been selected the State FFA Proficiency Winner in Agricultural Processing.
Aljets, a senior at West Carroll High School, is a member of the West Carroll FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association FFA.
Illinois FFA recognizes students in 50 different areas based on their work-based learning, also known as Supervised Agriculture Experiences or SAE.
FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement may be considered for this award.
SAEs allow students to learn by doing by either owning and operating an agricultural business, working or serving an internship at an agriculture-based business or conducting an agriculture-based scientific experiment and reporting results.
Aljets was selected as the state winner by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area. She is the daughter of Korey and Deana Aljets of Thomson.
Receiving this honor makes Aljets eligible to compete in the National FFA Awards Selection process in July. She was previously chosen as the chapter, section and district awardee is this area.
Aljets has been involved in the following other agriculture education and FFA activities: Chapter President, Parliamentary Procedure Chairperson, National Convention, State Convention, Land Use, Agronomy, Quiz Bowl, Dairy Foods, and the DeKalb Achievement Award Winner.
Dan Hartman and Don Mathey are the agriculture teachers and FFA advisors at West Carroll.
Aljets will receive plaques for her accomplishments at the Illinois FFA Convention June 12-14 in Springfield.