Perrin gains 3 Lone Star Degrees

Aubrey Chapman, Jetton Cansler, and Brigham Richardson of the Perrin FFA Chapter, were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 89th annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.

The Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have received the Chapter degree, been active FFA members for at least two years, completed at least four semesters of agricultural science at or above the ninth grade level, maintained a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, demonstrated their leadership skills, and have shown a commitment to the FFA through involvement at the chapter level and above. Chapman, Cansler, and Richardson were three of more than 2,400 FFA members to receive this esteemed degree.

Aidan Sims, a recent graduate of Perrin, served the FFA this summer on the State and National FFA Officer Nominating Committee. His duties included interviewing, testing, and evaluating approximately 40 officer candidates. He was recognized on stage for his service at the end of the week.

Perrin FFA members who attended the convention are: Brigham Richardson, Ashton Sims, Kaylie Anderson, Dakota Armstrong, Clay McLemore, Jasmine Brown, Jetton Cansler, Chancellor Tessman, Aidan Sims and Aubrey Chapman.

Members heard from keynote speaker Keni Thomas during the first general session. Texas country music artist Aaron Watson also performed exclusively for FFA members. Members watched as well as competed in the 16th annual Texas FFA Rodeo.

The 89th annual Texas FFA Convention recorded approximately 12,000 members and guests. Members of the state’s largest agricultural youth leadership organization spent the week attending leadership workshops, participating in events and activities, being recognized for their achievements, and serving as the legislative body for the Texas FFA Association. 

The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 119,000. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. For more information about the Texas FFA, visit

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