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Oklahoma FFA Best in the Country on Number of Top Chapters to be Honored in Indy

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:46:28 CDT

Oklahoma FFA Best in the Country on Number of Top Chapters to be Honored in Indy


The state of Oklahoma has claimed the top spot in the National FFA organization when it comes to the number of FFA chapters that will be honored at the upcoming 2012 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis as a Three Star Chapter. This National Chapter Award program recognizes FFA chapters that successfully complete an annual Program which includes a series of activities designed to encourage its members to grow as individuals, to work as part of a team, and to serve others. Only four percent of chapters are honored with the Three Star rating annually.

Oklahoma, with 360 chapters statewide, was eligible to submit 36 top chapters for the 2012 National Chapter ratings- 34 of them received the highest rating of three starts and will be honored on the National Convention stage in Indianapolis in October. Missouri had the second most Chapters receiving three stars with 30 chapters recognized, Ohio was third nationally with 27 chapters and Texas had 19 chapters to be honored in Indianapolis. The 34 chapters from Oklahoma are the most to ever receive the Three Star honor in a single year.

Oklahoma FFA Association Executive Secretary Kent Boggs says Oklahoma is the only state in the country where once you win a three star rating- you must sit out a year, which he says allows a larger number of chapters to have the opportunity to contend for national recognition. He adds that the competition within Oklahoma to be one of the chapters that has their application go on to the National level is intense. One reason that Chapters have a great deal of interest in submitting an application for the State and National Chapter recognition is that each chapter that submits an application is entered into a drawing for a Ford Pickup Truck, given by the Oklahoma FFA Ford Dealers Group.

Chapters have an extensive application that must be submitted for consideration, showing the chapter involved in at least nine major activities- Boggs saying the chapters that score highest will show the most creativity in the activities and the most members of their chapter involved in the programming. Three major categories of activities are judged by the National FFA- Student Development, Chapter Development and Community Development.

Click on the LISTEN BAR below (at the bottom of this story- under the list of the 34 chapters) to hear our conversation with Kent Boggs about this example of the strength of the Oklahoma FFA program.

Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays will once again cover the National Convention in Indianapolis- and the 2012 coverage of the Oklahoma FFA at the National Convention is a service of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association- Click here for the Oklahoma FFA website to learn more about this premiere youth leadership development organization.

Here is the list of the 36 chapters that were considered for National Chapter honors by the FFA organization from their program of activities from this past year:

Agra HS FFA Three Star

Blair HS FFA Three Star

Broken Bow HS FFA Three Star

Canadian HS FFA Three Star

Canton HS FFA Three Star

Cashion HS FFA Three Star

Central HS FFA Three Star

Chattanooga HS FFA Three Star

Chickasha HS FFA Three Star

Coalgate HS FFA Three Star

Crowder HS FFA Three Star

Cushing HS FFA Three Star

Duncan HS FFA Three Star

Harrah HS FFA Three Star

Holdenville HS FFA Three Star

Hollis HS FFA Three Star

Idabel HS FFA Two Star

Kellyville HS FFA Three Star

Kingfisher HS FFA Three Star

Luther HS FFA Three Star

Madill HS FFA Three Star

Moore FFA Three Star

Norman HS FFA Three Star

Okemah HS FFA Three Star

Prague HS FFA Three Star

Pryor HS FFA Three Star

Sapulpa HS FFA Three Star

Sequoyah FFA Three Star

Skiatook HS FFA Three Star

Snyder HS FFA Two Star

Sweetwater HS FFA Three Star

Tipton HS FFA Three Star

Vinita HS FFA Three Star

Webbers Falls HS FFA Three Star

Wellston HS FFA Three Star

Wright City FFA Three Star


   
   

Ron Hays talks with Kent Boggs of the Oklahoma FFA Association about the state claiming 34 Three Star Chapter Awards in 2012.
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