Coldspring FFA Chapter brings home awards from State Convention
The Coldspring FFA Chapter received the prestigious Gold Emblem rating at the 90th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 9-13 in Fort Worth.
The Gold Emblem rating is only bestowed upon the top 10 percent of FFA chapters in Texas. Gold Emblem FFA chapters advance to the national level to be judged for the National FFA Chapter Contest.
Chapters that received the Gold Emblem rating actively implemented the FFA mission and strategies. These chapters improve their operations by using a Program of Activities, which emphasizes student, chapter, and community development.
Also receiving recognition at the state convention were Chelsea Harrison, Kaylee Neuman and Rylee Rudloff, all of whom who were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree. 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 have shown a commitment to the FFA through involvement at the chapter level and above. These Coldspring-Oakhurst High School students were three of more than 2,400 FFA members to receive this esteemed degree.
The 90th annual Texas FFA Convention recorded approximately 12,000 members and guests. Members of the state’s largest 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.