Payton Travis of the Carthage FFA Chapter receives Lone Star FFA Degree
Aug. 11, 2017 at 2:50 p.m.
Corpus Christi, Texas – Payton Travis, of the Carthage FFA Chapter, was awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree in at the 89th annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. 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 two years, completed at least four semesters of agricultural science at or above the ninth grade level, maintained a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, demonstrated their leadership skills, and have shown a commitment to the FFA through involvement at the chapter level and above. Payton was one of more than 2,400 FFA members to receive this esteemed degree.
Travis was also a state finalist in her Equine Placement Proficiency SAE for her work at Bits of Hope, a local program that works with special needs youth with the aid of therapeutic horses.. She also was a Area VI finalist for her work in her Veterinary Science Proficiency award. Earlier this summer Payton also was a top 20 student in the prestigious Ford Leadership Scholar program sponsored by Ford Motor Company.
The 89th annual Texas FFA Convention recorded approximately 12,000 members and guests. 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 associations with a membership of more than 119,000 and more than 1,020 local FFA chapters. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. The Carthage FFA advisors are Mark Davis and Bob Morris for more information about the Carthage FFA visit www.carthageffa.ffanow.org