Earning Gold Standard Status with the FFA


November 2, 2021

On October 30 in Indianapolis, Alyssa Gruszie received her American FFA Degree, representing the third generation in her family to do so. She is pictured with her mother, Trisha Gruszie, and her grandfather, Henry Gordon.

At the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, Alyssa Gruszie accepted her American Degree in a ceremony on October 30. Her accomplishment represents a hat trick as she represents the third generation in her family to obtain 'gold standard' status with the FFA.

Alyssa's grandfather, Henry Gordon earned his American FFA Degree in 1970, and his daughter Trisha (Gordon) Gruszie received hers in 1997. The American FFA Degree is considered the gold standard since it is the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization. Acquiring an American FFA Degree shows an FFA...

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