Posted Date: 01/21/2016
FFA MEMBERS ATTEND TEXAS FFA CONVENTION
Members from the Celeste FFA chapter attended the 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17 in Corpus Christi.
More than $2 million in scholarships were awarded to FFA members and more than 2,500 members received the Lone Star FFA Degree, the highest degree of active membership bestowed by a state FFA association. More than 2,000 members were recognized on stage for their accomplishments.
Members heard from Melvin Adams, Jim Bob Solsbery, as well as Commissioner Sid Miller and Governor Greg Abbott. The Cody Johnson Band, Texas country music artist, also performed exclusively for FFA members.
The 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention recorded approximately 12,000 members and guests. Members of the agricultural youth leadership organization spent the week attending leadership workshops, participating in events and activities, being recognized for their achievements and serving as the legislative body for the Texas FFA Association.
The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 109,000 members and 1,032 local FFA chapters. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. For more information about the Texas FFA visit www.texasffa.org.
Celeste FFA Member Receives Award
Celeste FFA President: Sarah Myers, was awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 87th annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.
The Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have received the Chapter degree, been active FFA members for at least two years, completed at least four semesters of agricultural science at or above the ninth grade level, maintained a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, demonstrated their leadership skills and has shown a commitment to the FFA through involvement at the chapter level and above. Myers was one of more than 2,500 FFA members to receive this esteemed degree.
Celeste FFA Member Serves:
Celeste FFA Treasurer: Lindsay Thompson served as a Courtesy Corps member at the 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Courtesy Corps is a team of student volunteers who handle many logistical functions at the nation’s largest state FFA convention.