Seven Hallsville students were honored for earning FFA Lone Star Award

Seven students from Hallsville ISD were recognized at a recent board meeting for receiving the FFA Lone Star Award. The State/Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree of membership the State FFA Association can award.

Students receiving the award were Summer McArthur, Cole Monroe, Ellie Pierce, Shilyn Solis, Krislynn Stovall, and Kelli Underwood.

To receive a State FFA Degree, members must meet the following requirements:

• Must have been an active FFA member for at least two years

Completed 360 hours (2 years) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education

• Earned and productively invested at least $1000 or have worked at least 300 hours above scheduled class time in a supervised agricultural experience program

• Must have completed ten activities above the chapter level in at least three of six different categories: Leadership Development Events, Career Development Events, conventions, meetings, project shows, student awards and service

• Must complete at least 25 hours of community service in a minimum of two different activities