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Oklahoma Garners More Three Star Chapter Ratings Than Any Other State- 33 Oklahoma Chapters to Be Honored Thursday Afternoon

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 06:44:13

Oklahoma Garners More Three Star Chapter Ratings Than Any Other State- 33 Oklahoma Chapters to Be Honored Thursday Afternoon


On Thursday, the National FFA will honor the top FFA Chapters in America- and that will include 33 Oklahoma FFA Chapters receiving the three star Award- the highest rating Chapters receive from National FFA. Chapters that receive a gold rating by their state FFA associations are eligible to compete for National FFA 3-star, 2-star or 1-star ratings. Each chapter that competes for these awards will receive a multi-year plaque and a spur designating their 3-star, 2-star or 1-star rating. They will receive additional spurs for each year they compete and receive a rating from the National FFA Organization. Chapters that receive a national 3-star chapter rating will be eligible to compete for the National Premier Chapter Awards, Models of Excellence and Middle School Models of Excellence Awards.

Oklahoma has the most three star chapters of any state in the US- after Oklahoma's 33 comes Ohio with 31, Missouri with 30 and Illinois with 29.


In addition, three Oklahoma Chapters are in consideration for the National Model of Excellence Overall Award here in 2019- Edmond, Elgin and Stillwater FFA Chapters. Ten high school chapters will be chosen as Model of Excellence chapters. These National FFA Model of Excellence chapters exhibit exemplary qualities in all categories of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. An overall national winner will be chosen out of the Model of Excellence chapters. Only 3-star high school chapters are eligible for the Model of Excellence awards.

Two Oklahoma Chapters are in consideration in the Premier Chapter Awards- Jenks FFA is one of ten chapters nationally in the Growing Leaders Category, while the Edmond FFA Chapter is a top ten chapter in Strengthening Agriculture. The third category in the Premier Chapter Awards area is in Building Communities. Of those top ten in each division, a top premier chapter will be chosen in each division.
Only 3-star chapters are eligible for premier chapter awards.

Thirty seven Oklahoma FFA Chapters qualified as Gold Emblem Chapters at the state level and received national ratings- thirty three of them- the most ever for Oklahoma- are getting the top three star rating.

Those Chapters include:

Afton – Three Star
Altus – Three Star
Apache – Two Star
Burns Flat-Dill City – Three Star
Chattanooga – Three Star
Chickasha – Three Star
Claremore – Three Star
Colbert – Three Star
Edmond – Three Star
Elgin – Three Star
Erick – Three Star
Fort Cobb-Broxton – Three Star
Fort Supply – Two Star
Grove – Three Star
Haileyville – Three Star
Howe – Three Star
Jenks – Three Star
Ketchum – Three Star
Kremlin-Hillsdale – Three Star
Lawton – Three Star
Moore – Three Star
Owasso – Three Star
Paden – Two Star
Ringwood – Three Star
Ryan – Three Star
Sapulpa – Three Star
Seminole – Three Star
Shawnee – Three Star
Stillwater – Three Star T
homas-Fay-Custer – Three Star T
ipton – Three Star
Tishomingo – Three Star
Union City – Three Star
Valliant – Two Star
Wilson-Henryetta – Three Star
Woodward – Three Star
Yukon – Three Star


The Chapter awards are a featured part of the Thursday afternoon General Session at Lucas Oil Stadium.


As we cover the 2019 Convention- we are taking pictures in and around the 2019 National FFA Convention- click or tap here to check out the National Convention Album on FLICKR. By the way- we continue a tradition as several state officers of the Oklahoma FFA will be taking pictures for us during the course of the meeting.


Our exclusive coverage of the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis October 30- November 2 is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business - Click or tap here for their webpage. We also appreciate the support of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Click or tap here for more information about one of the top states in the US in the FFA- the Oklahoma FFA Association. FFA is a student organization for high school-aged students interested in agriculture and leadership.


   






 

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