Four Lone Star Degrees Awarded to Teague FFA

At FFA Convention in Fort Worth

TEAGUE FFA MEMBERS attending the Texas State FFA Convention included (front row l to r) Dylan Angel, Cody Gonzales, Bradlee LaFoy, and Cade Staggs. Back row (l to r) Addison Stuver, Erin Haley and Rachel White. Gonzales, LaFoy, Staggs and Persons were awarded the Lone Star Degree, which is the highest FFA degree on the state level. (Not pictured is Curtis Persons) 

Members from the Teague FFA chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 14-18 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Teague FFA members who attended the convention include Bradlee LaFoy, Cody Gonzales, Addison Stuver, Cade Staggs, Erin Haley, Rachel White, Dylan Angel and Curtis Persons. Four members of the Teague FFA earned and were awarded the highest state FFA degree, which is called the Lone Star Degree. Receiving the Lone Star Degree were Bradlee LaFoy, Cody Gonzales, Cade Staggs and Curtis Persons.

More than $2 million in scholarships were awarded to FFA members and more than 2,200 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 Senator Dan Patrick, as well as motivational speakers Gabe Salazar and Dr. Lowell Catlett. The Casey Donahew Band, Texas country music artists, also performed exclusively for FFA members.

The 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention recorded more than 11,000 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 organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

The Texas FFA is the nation?s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 104,000 members and 1,045 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.

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