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Pearland High School students recognized with the highest state FFA award

       Pearland High School seniors Cami Joubert and Kendall Griffin were recently recognized with a State/Lone Star FFA Degree, the highest degree of membership awarded by the State FFA Association.

       To receive their Lone Star Degree, the FFA students were able to demonstrate leadership skills, involvement and commitment to the FFA. In order to be awarded a State FFA Degree, members must meet the following requirements:

  • Have received a Chapter FFA Degree;
  • Have been an active FFA member for at least two years (24 months) at the time of receiving the State FFA Degree;
  • Have completed at least 2 years (360 hours) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at our above the ninth grade level, which includes a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE);
  • Have earned and productively invested at least $1000 and worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time, in a supervised agricultural experience program. The combination of hours and earnings multiplied by a factor of 3.33 must be equal to or greater than the number 1,000;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability by performing 10 parliamentary law procedures, giving a six-minute speech on a topic relating to agriculture or FFA, and serving as an FFA officer, committee chairperson, or committee member;
  • Have a satisfactory academic record, certified by the agriculture teacher and the school principal or superintendent;
  • Participated in the planning and implementation of the chapter’s Program of Activities;
  • As of April 1, have completed ten activities above the chapter level in at least three of six different categories: leadership development events, career development events, conventions and meetings, project shows, student awards and leadership and service as described in policies adopted by the Board of Directors.
  • Complete at least 25 hours of community service in a minimum of two different activities. All community service hours are cumulative, i.e. the 10 community service hours used to obtain the chapter degree can be used toward the state degree.

       Learn more about the State/Lone Star FFA Degree and other degrees of active FFA membership at