CSISD FFA chapters, students earn state and national recognition

The National Chapter Award recognizes chapters that complete a “Program of Activities” with a diverse range of activities related to growing leaders, strengthening agriculture and building communities. The CSHS FFA chapter was the 20th rated chapter in the state and the AMCHS FFA chapter was 22nd out of more than 1,000 Texas FFA Chapters.

 

AMCHS FFA was 120th and CSHS FFA was the 123rd rated chapter for the Golden Horizon Award, which recognizes chapters with a large number of members involved in the diverse array of activities available through the FFA.

 

Individually, Alfredo Banuelos and Preston Bunner from CSHS and Kayla Hansen from AMCHS, will earn their American Degree in October at the National Convention in Indianapolis.

 

The American Degree is the top degree earned through the National FFA Association, and is earned by less than one percent of all members.  To meet the requirements for the degree, members must have graduated from high school, complete extensive community service hours, earn and invest through their “Supervised Agriculture Experiences” and participate in a wide variety of events throughout their four to five years of FFA membership.

 

In addition, eight CSISD FFA Members will earn the Lone Star Degree in July at State Convention in Corpus Christi.

 

The Lone Star Degree is the highest degree offered by the Texas FFA Association. Students earning this degree have invested and earned in their Supervised Agriculture Experiences. They have volunteered many hours, competed in a variety of events beyond the local level, and completed at least three years of active FFA involvement.

 

CSISD FFA members earning the Lone Star Degree are Caitlin Crowder, Zach Jett and Anica Winn from AMCHS and Paige Bielamowicz, Katie Dyer, Hannah Murphy, Alyssa Roach, and Keelie Wendt from CSHS.

 

Finally, recent AMCHS graduate and FFA member Katie Woodworth was a finalist for the Ryan Mott Scholarship, awarded through the Texas FFA Association.

 

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Both chapters were awarded silver status for the National Chapter Award and the Golden Horizon Award, three students qualified for the The American Degree, and eight more qualified for the Lone Star Degree.
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