Submitted by TSB Community
INDIANAPOLIS-The National FFA Organization recently selected from a pool of more than 660 candidates nationwide the McKinney FFA Chapter of McKinney High School, as a 2-Star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. McKinney FFA ranked in the top 20 FFA chapters in Texas which qualified them for the National FFA Recognition. The Texas FFA Association has over 80,000 members from 1300 school districts with FFA programs.
McKinney FFA members have been invited to attend the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 24-27, 2012, where they will be recognized on stage for this honor.
The National FFA Chapter Award program recognizes FFA chapters for developing and conducting a detailed Program of Activities (POA). Each activity provides opportunities for members to excel in one of three areas: student, chapter, or community development. Every year, chapters are recognized as having earned a one-, two- or three-star rating on their application. The three-star rating is the highest level of accomplishment a chapter may achieve.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members-all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture-as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.texasffa.org and www.ffa.org for more information.