Members from the Anson FFA chapter attended the 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17 in Corpus Christi.
Anson FFA members who attended the convention are: Joe Ryan Flores, Vittorio Dagelea, Collin Gardner, Brooklyn Bailey, Chris St. John, Alexis T. Flores, Mollie Hagler, Shayden Aaron, Hadly Whitaker, Baylee Blanton, Saicy Lytle, and Colton Scitern.
More than $2 million in scholarships were awarded to FFA members. Many former members of the Anson FFA received scholarships as well. Sydni Lytle, Becky Smith, and Kylee Wright received the $18,000 Houston Live Stock Show Rodeo Scholarship. Garrett Scitern received the $20,000 San Antonio Live Stock Show and Rodeo Scholarship. Tyler Maxwell received the $10,000 Richard Wallrath Educational Foundation Scholarship.
Numerous other members were recognized on stage in front of thousands of people for their achievements. Colton Scitern was a state finalist in Star Greenhand Placement, Saicy Lytle was a state finalist in Star Lonestar Agribusiness, and Garrett Scitern was a state finalist in Star Lonestar Placement.
More than 2,500 members received their Lone Star Degree. Austin Herring, Saicy Lytle, Garrett Scitern, Kylee Wright, and Rebecca Smith all received this degree while at convention. The Lone Star Degree is the highest degree of membership that the State FFA Association can award.
The Anson Chapter was recognized with the Golden Horizon Award. This award is given to chapters who succeed in involving a large portion of their members in various FFA activities to deliver the leadership component of agricultural education.
Members heard from Melvin Adams, Jim Bob Solsbery, as well as Commissioner Sid Miller and Governor Greg Abbot. The Cody Johnson Band, Texas country music artist, also performed exclusively for FFA members.
The 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention had approximately 12,000 members and guests present. Members of the agricultural youth 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 109,000 members and 1032 local FFA chapters. 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.texasffa.org.