Ten members of the Henrietta FFA chapter attended the Texas FFA State Convention held July 8-12 in Dallas.
Henrietta FFA members who attended the convention are Macey Baber, Kolton Beeler, Josey Cleveland, Lindsey Crafton, Keaton Davis, Laramie Dunn, Miranda Flores, Klayton Hoff, Cassie Pickett and Makenzie White.
The 85th annual event 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.
More than $2 million in scholarships were awarded to FFA members and more than 1,700 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 also competed for state titles in public speaking and agriscience events. In the interest of premier leadership, personal growth and career success, the Texas FFA Association also offered an opportunity for students to compete in the fourth annual Spanish Creed Speaking Invitational Event. The Creed delivery and the five-minute question-answer period were conducted entirely in Spanish.
Texas FFA honored soldiers and all American military service personnel during the Fallen Hero Recognition Ceremony.
Members heard from National FFA Central Region Vice President Brennan Costello, as well as motivational speakers Les Brown and John Beede. The Turnpike Troubadours, Texas country music band, also performed exclusively for FFA members.
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 95,000 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. To learn more, visit the Henrietta and Texas FFA Association online.See also: