Granbury FFA students received numerous state awards, as the chapter members attended the 86th Texas FFA State Convention held in Fort Worth on July 14-18, 2014.
The highlight of the convention included the Granbury High School students being recognized with a gold rating for both the National Chapter Award and the Golden Horizon Award. Both require a well-rounded program of activities and a lengthy application describing each organized activity performed for its membership.
The honors qualify the Granbury chapter to be judged in an elite field at the national level, according to sponsor and GHS agricultural science teacher Nate Newton.
The 2014-15 officer team is led by president Sam Spradlin. Colten Bison is serving as first vice president. Other vice presidents are: Macey Burch, Sean Keys, Madison Miller, Alex Myers, Savanna Shelnutt, Sarah Spradlin, Gracie Thomas, Kena Williams. In addition to Newton, FFA sponsors and Granbury ISD agricultural science teachers are Trey Keys, Shaina Seabourn, and Chelsea Campbell.
The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. The program is part of a three-part model of education that consists of classroom instruction, supervised agricultural experiences, and the FFA. The student organization provides members the opportunity for leadership experience and competitions, scholarships, and personal opportunities for involvement.
Pictured above at the convention are (left to right) Taylor Phillips, Sarah Spradlin, Savannah Shelnutt, Gracie Thomas, Kena Williams, Sam Spradlin, Sean Keys, Courtney Heathington, EB Hull, Alex Myers, and Macey Burch.