Marshall FFA At State Convention

Marshall FFA Students Attend State Convention
Posted on 07/13/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Marshall FFA Students Attend State ConventionEight students from the Marshall FFA represented Marshall High School this week with a trip to the annual State FFA Convention held in Corpus Christi.

Each year, State FFA Convention marks the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication to the largest student-led organization in the country. During state convention, students attend leadership sessions, business sessions, and scholarship presentations, and are part of over 10,000 FFA members from across the state that join together to celebrate their accomplishments.

Marshall earned three awards at this year’s convention, including being named the 10th largest FFA program in the state. Destinee Oney was the recipient of the Ford Scholarship, and Ja’Tana Sabbath was named recipient of the State Lonestar Degree, which is the highest degree awarded to an FFA member at the state level.

“We would like to congratulate these students and the chapter on a great year!” said Jessica Shadix, Marshall FFA Advisor and Agriscience Teacher. “We look forward to increasing the number of awards and the participation in Marshall FFA program in the coming year.”

The National FFA Organization (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America) is an intra-curricular student organization for those interested in leadership and personal growth. It is one of three components of agricultural education. FFA continues to help the next generation to rise up to meet challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways.

“So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America,” Shadix added. “But, we are the future biologists, future chemists, future veterinarians, future engineers and future entrepreneurs of America, too.”