PICTURED L TO R: Sidney Avants, Jaycie Fraz, and Chloe McWillis
Van Vleck High School is proud to announce that Sidney Avants, Jaycie Franz and
Chloe McWillis of the Van Vleck FFA Chapter, were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree
during the 92nd annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 8-10. The convention
was originally scheduled to be in Dallas this year but was held virtually due to Covid19.
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. Avant, Franz and McWillis were three of more than 2,400 FFA members to
receive this esteemed degree.
The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more
than 130,000. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom
knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions.
PICTURED L TO R BACK ROW: Kaley Hoffman, Chance Wilson, Jaycie Franz, Lizzie Plummer
PICTURED L TO R FRONT ROW: Karly Brown, Gisele Hernandez, Sidney Avants, Katelyn Stone and Not Pictured is Sophie Smith
Last spring the Van Vleck FFA Chapter voted in their 2020-2021 Officer Team. The officers elected during the Covid-19 lockdown were: Jaycie Franz-President, Sidney Avants-Vice President, Katelyn Stone-Secretary, Gisele Hernandez-Treasurer, Kaley Hoffman-Reporter, Lizzie Plummer-Sentinel, Karly Brown-Student Advisor, Chance Wilson-Chaplain, Sophie Smith-Parliamentarian.