FORT WORTH

Waxahachie High School FFA represented the district at the 90th Annual Texas FFA State Convention on July 10-13 in Fort Worth.

The 90th annual Texas FFA Convention recorded approximately 13,000 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.

The Waxahachie FFA chapter was recognized as a silver-level chapter for the esteemed Golden Horizon award in the multi-teacher division.

The silver-level Golden Horizon award is one of the highest state ratings to be bestowed upon a Texas FFA chapter. Golden Horizon award selection is based on exceptional chapter involvement and activities within the school and community. The Golden Horizon award recognizes well-rounded chapter involvement that promotes maximum participation in order to deliver all facets of the agricultural education program.

Four outstanding students of the Waxahachie FFA chapter, Cathryn Bigham, Landry Bosher, Kaitlyn Linsenbardt and Lea Wade, were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the state convention.

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 an active FFA member 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.

The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 119,000. 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.mytexasffa.org.

The FFA serves students enrolled in CTE courses aligned with the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster at WHS. Participants enjoy the experience of applying classroom and laboratory lessons in hands-on activities or competitive events.

For more information about Waxahachie FFA events, contact Jeanette Middleton jmiddleton@wisd.org, Brooks Humphrey bhumphrey@wisd.org, or James Glenn jaglenn@wisd.org or 972.923.4614.