Sheridan Student an FFA Award Recipient

Betty Jerney, a student at Sheridan High School, is one of 15 students in Wyoming to be named 2019 FFA Regional Star Award recipients.

Awards were announced by the Wyoming FFA Association in four different categories and are based on the student's success in his or her supervised agricultural experience. Jerney, who's a member of the John B. Kendrick FFA, received her regional star in agricultural placement.

Jerney works as a ranch hand at the Blue Sage Ranch in Sheridan. She originally started working in order to pay off a border collie puppy, but she found a passion for the work and is reported to be involved in all aspects of the ranch including care for sheep, working dogs and horses as well as irrigation and maintenance.

She plans to attend Sheridan College majoring in agriculture business.

Stacy Broda, who's the Wyoming FFA state advisor, said the Regional Star recipients are FFA members who stand out for their mastery in production, finance, management and research.

Regional Star recipients must have received the Wyoming FFA state degree and complete an extensive recording book detailing their supervised agriculture experience. Wyoming FFA state officers also conduct an on-site project visit with each Regional Star candidate.

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