Students receiving an award

FORT WORTH —Three Coahoma FFA Chapter members received the prestigious Lone Star Degree during the Texas FFA Association’s 94th state convention held July 11-15. 

Katy Harris, Zoie Joslin, and Jocelyn Young were awarded the degrees, which represents the culmination of three years of work in the areas of community service, classroom studies, FFA competitions, and livestock shows. 

“The Lone Star degree is the highest award to be bestowed at the state level,” said Ashley Pierce, Coahoma FFA advisor. “A small percentage of FFA members ever receive this honor, and Coahoma FFA is proud to have a long standing tradition of students receiving their Lone Star Degree.”

To earn the honor, students can apply only after they receive their Chapter degree and complete two years of class instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level. They must also work at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time in a supervised agricultural program, complete at least 25 hours of community service, demonstrate leadership abilities, and have a satisfactory academic record.

All three students are officers of the Coahoma FFA Chapter, and Joslin will serve as the vice president of the El Rancho District for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. 

Texas FFA is the largest state association in the nation with 156,363 members. FFA is a national organization committed to providing students leadership and personal growth opportunities through educational agricultural programs.