In a first for Harper, Marie Rictor gets top FFA recognition

Marie Rictor will receive Harper FFA's first ever state award later this month. (Photo submitted by Harper Charter School)

HARPER – To be the first in something is an achievement never to be replicated. Some may follow, but only a select few, like Marie Rictor, can ever claim to be the first.

Rictor, a senior at Harper Charter School, will later this month will receive a state degree for FFA accomplishments, an award presented to the top FFA members in a state. Rictor will receive a gold emblem charm recognizing her accomplishment.

“You have to put your heart into it,” Rictor said. “It is a lot of work.”

Rictor will be the first Harper FFA member to receive the state award and the path to the achievement is an interesting one.

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