Brown, Morris receive Lone Star Degrees

Teague FFA members Ashley Morris (top) and Tyler Brown were awarded Lone Star FFA Chapter Degrees at the 84th Annual Texas FFA Convention held July 9-13.

Austin ? Tyler Brown and Ashley Morris of the Teague FFA chapter, were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 84th annual Texas FFA Convention held July 9-13 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, complete at least four semesters of agricultural science at or above the ninth grade level, maintain a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, demonstrate their leadership skills and show a commitment to the FFA through involvement at the chapter level and above. (Student Last Name) was one of more than 1,500 FFA members receiving this esteemed degree.

The 84th annual Texas FFA Convention recorded more than 10,000 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 has evolved from an organization focusing primarily on production agriculture, to a broader-based encompassing organization that addresses the needs and interests of students in urban and suburban schools in addition to the rural communities from which FFA rose in 1929.

The Texas FFA is the nation?s largest state FFA associations with a membership of more than 86,000 and more than 1,000 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 Association visit www.texasffa.org.

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