W-F FFA member wins state proficiency award
Georgia Radtke, a member of the Weyauwega-Fremont FFA Chapter, is a finalist for a National FFA Proficiency Award.
She is among the four people chosen to compete for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Home and/or Community Development-Entrepreneurship Placement.
She became eligible for the national award after winning the Wisconsin state FFA competition earlier this year.
Radtke is competing for the award during the national finals, which will be held Oct. 28-31 during the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville.
The proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through the establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience.
The Home and/or Community Development-Entrepreneurship/Placement Award is one of 49 proficiency program areas FFA members may participate in to develop experience and leadership skills at the local, state and national levels.
The proficiency program Radtke is competing in involves students owning an enterprise or working for a business which seeks to improve and protect the beauty of an area by using natural vegetation or commercial ornamental plants or modernizing the home for better health and comfort through the installation or improvement of water and sanitary facilities, heating and air conditioning or labor saving devices.
It also includes community development activities, such as volunteerism, community development and community betterment.