Jenks FFA earns National Three Star Chapter award
By Alex Davis, Jenks FFA Reporter
The Jenks FFA chapter was recently named a National Three Star Chapter by the National FFA Organization. This award is the highest award an FFA chapter can receive at the National level. The purpose of the National Chapter Award Program is to recognize the FFA chapters that have implemented the mission and strategies of the National FFA Organization.
The National Chapter Award Program is a two-part application process that starts at the state level. This year 37 Oklahoma FFA chapters moved on from the state level to be judged at the national level. In addition to being named a National Three Star Chapter, Jenks FFA was selected as a finalist in the National Premier Chapter Award program in the area of Growing Leaders. Only ten chapters from across the nation are picked for each of the three categories: Growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture.
“It is a huge honor for Jenks FFA to be named a National Three Star Chapter,” Advisor Stephen Tillinghast said. “It shows to not only the state, but the nation that we are doing innovative, engaging activates in our school and community.”
“It’s amazing how far our FFA chapter has come,” Chapter President Isabella Griffey said. “The more we do, the more members we get involved. I like seeing our hard work paying off.”
Jenks FFA will attend National FFA Convention, which is held Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in Indianapolis to receive the National Three Star Award and interview for the National Premier Chapter Award.
This is a news release from Jenks FFA and has been edited by the Jenks Tribune staff to fit the Associated Press style.