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Students toured the USS Lexington Museum to gain insight on a large piece of American history during the World War II era. Back Row Left to Right: Katy Wilkins, Aaron Iles, Luke Chipman, Colton Webb, Jaime Humphrey, Steven Melvin, and Andrew Sawyer Front Row Left to Right: Elizabeth Hines, Angelicca Humphrey, Chelsey Kelley, Brittany Hines, Benjamin Rocha, Chelsea Kimberling, Bailey Woodard and Hailey Ray. Not pictured: Noah Chipman
16 members from the Prairiland FFA chapter attended the 84th annual Texas FFA Convention held July 9-13 in Corpus Christi, Texas. These students included the 2012 Chapter Officer team, Lone Star Degree recipients, a scholarship recipient, Agriscience Fair participants, Spanish Creed Speaker, and the FFA Talent Team members.
Prairiland FFA members who attended the convention are: Bailey Woodard, Chelsea Kimberling, Colton Webb, Katy Wilkins, Jaime Humphrey, Ben Rocha, Noah Chipman, Andrew Sawyer, Steven Melvin, Angelicca Humphrey, Aaron Iles, Luke Chipman, Chelsey Kelley, Brittany Hines, Elizabeth Hines and Hailey Ray
The 84th annual Texas FFA Convention recorded more than 10,000 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.
Below are the achievements that Prairiland FFA students were recognized for.
Lone Star FFA Degree
Jaime Humphrey, Ben Rocha, Bailee Ballard, Shane McCall, Brandon Brewer, Jared Bolin, Skylar Ragan all of the Prairiland FFA chapter, were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree.
The Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have received the Chapter degree, been active FFA members for at least two 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. These students were among more than 1,500 FFA members receiving this esteemed degree. The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.
Noah Chipman was awarded a $ 2,000 scholarship, sponsored by Farm Credit.
Chipman was awarded for his qualifications in academic achievement, leadership, SAE, FFA involvement, and financial need. Noah has been an active member of the Prairiland FFA for four years. He has exhibited market swine, market steers, and breeding beef heifers. He has also been on the Greenhand Chapter Conducting, Public Relations, and Livestock Judging teams. Noah has been a Chapter FFA officer for three years and was the Paris District FFA President for 2010-2011. He has attended numerous FFA camps, conventions, and state livestock shows throughout his four years and has been very involved and dedicated to the FFA.
Angelicca Humphrey and Steven Melvin competed in the Texas FFA Agriscience Fair.
Humphrey and Melvin participated in the Plant Systems category, division IV. The Agriscience Fair fuses the traditional science fair with agriculture. There were 102 entries participating in this year’s fair. The Agriscience Fair was made possible by the ExxonMobil Corporation.
Spanish Creed Speaking Contest
Bejamin Rocha, competed in the Texas FFA Spanish Creed Speaking Contest. In the interest of premier leadership, personal growth and career success, the Texas FFA Association offered an opportunity for students to compete in a Spanish Version Creed Speaking Event for the second time in its history. The Spanish Creed Speaking Event is the only Spanish language Creed speaking event outside of Puerto Rico. The FFA Creed is a five-paragraph statement recited by members to reflect their growing belief in agriculture and agricultural education. The Creed delivery and the five-minute question-answer period were conducted entirely in Spanish.
State FFA Talent Contest
Luke Chipman, Aaron Iles, Chelsey Kelley, Brittany Hines, and Elizabeth Hines competed and had an outstanding performance in the Texas FFA Talent Contest.
To qualify for the state competition, these students advanced through one of 57 district competitions in the state and finished as an area winner. There were 10 teams from across the state, one from each area, who performed in front of an audience of more than 10,000 FFA members and guests.