Two Nebraskans have been selected as finalists for by the National FFA Organization for top awards. Eric Dean Miller of Lyons-Decatur Northeast FFA has been selected as one of four finalists for the Star in Agribusiness award. Mark Keck of Plainview FFA has been selected as one of four finalists for the Star in Agriscience award.
The star awards recognize students who have developed outstanding agricultural skill and competency through their career development programs, demonstrated outstanding management skills, earned the American FFA Degree and met other agricultural education, scholarship and leadership requirements.
Each star finalist receives $2,000 from the National FFA Foundation and earns the opportunity to participate in an international experience tour to Costa Rica. A panel of judges will interview the finalists and select one winner for each award at the 86th National FFA Convention, Oct. 30 thru Nov. 2, in Louisville, Ky.