Ian Tremblay was awarded an $18,000 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship, while Michaela Cheyne received a $1,000 Texas Young Farmers Scholarship.
Katie Woodworth received her Lone Star Degree, which is the highest degree awarded by the state. She also represented the chapter as a Foundation Ambassador. Ambassadors are selected through a competitive application process and act as host to dignitaries throughout the week.
Kayla Hanson was elected as A&M Consolidated’s first-ever state officer and will serve as the Area III State Vice-President. State officers endure a rigorous selection process of tests, writing exercises, one-on-one interviews, round robins, a speech followed by thought questions, facilitation of a workshop and popular vote.
Zachary Jett served as a District 1 officer.
Caitlin Crowder, Madeline Phillips, Anica Winn, Hunter Scott, Madison Griffin, Jett and Payton McGinnis all participated in the Courtesy Corp, which is a team of student volunteers who handle many logistical functions at the nation’s largest state FFA convention.
Michaela Cheyne, Hunter Scott, Crowder, Phillips, Winn, Griffin, Jett, Woodworth and McGinnis all represented the chapter as voting delegates during the business session, talent contest and state officer election.
In addition, the students made more than 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a community service project for the Salvation Army.
Approximately 12,000 members and guests attended the 88th annual Texas FFA Convention. 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 Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 115,000. 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.