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S-T FFA garners honors at state convention
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Thirteen members of the Skidmore-Tynan FFA chapter attended the FFA state convention this year. Attendees included Damian Toelken, Sarah Colle, Alexandria Lara, Aaron Hughes, Leslie Lopez, Joshua Garcia, Shiloh Dial, Rebekah Colle, Abby Hinds, Misty Martin, Trenton Dragon, Brandon Loya and (not pictured) Zachary Mortensen of the Skidmore-Tynan FFA chapter.
Thirteen members of the Skidmore-Tynan FFA chapter attended the FFA state convention this year. Attendees included Damian Toelken, Sarah Colle, Alexandria Lara, Aaron Hughes, Leslie Lopez, Joshua Garcia, Shiloh Dial, Rebekah Colle, Abby Hinds, Misty Martin, Trenton Dragon, Brandon Loya and (not pictured) Zachary Mortensen of the Skidmore-Tynan FFA chapter.
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Aaron Hughes, Leslie Lopez, Joshua Garcia were all presented with the Lone Star FFA Degree, the highest degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.
Aaron Hughes, Leslie Lopez, Joshua Garcia were all presented with the Lone Star FFA Degree, the highest degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.
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Shiloh Dial was a awarded a $10,000 scholarship for qualifications in academic achievement, leadership, SAE, FFA involvement, financial need and personal interview.
Shiloh Dial was a awarded a $10,000 scholarship for qualifications in academic achievement, leadership, SAE, FFA involvement, financial need and personal interview.
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Dallas – Aaron Hughes, Leslie Lopez, Joshua Garcia, Haley Scott, Seth Phillips, and Kyle Jostes of the Skidmore-Tynan FFA chapter were all awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 85th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 8-12 in Dallas. 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 three years, complete at least four semesters of agricultural science at or above the ninth grade level, maintain a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, demonstrate their leadership skills and show a commitment to the FFA through involvement at the chapter level and above. The students were among more than 1,700 FFA members receiving this esteemed degree.

Shiloh Dial, also of the Skidmore-Tynan FFA Chapter, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship, sponsored by the Richard Walrath Educational Foundation, at the convention. She was awarded for her qualifications in academic achievement, leadership, SAE, FFA involvement, financial need and personal interview.

Thirteen members in all from the Skidmore-Tynan FFA chapter attended the convention, including: Damian Toelken, Sarah Colle, Alexandria Lara, Aaron Hughes, Leslie Lopez, Joshua Garcia, Shiloh Dial, Rebekah Colle, Abby Hinds, Misty Martin, Trenton Dragon, Brandon Loya and Zachary Mortensen.

The convention 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.

Members also competed for state titles in public speaking and agriscience events. 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.

Silver-level chapter

Also during the convention, the Skidmore FFA was named as a silver-level chapter for the esteemed Golden Horizon award in the single-teacher division.

The silver-level Golden Horizon award is the second highest state rating 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.

The Texas FFA organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information about the Texas FFA, visit www.texasffa.org.

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