Four Harlingen CISD students, who are part of FFA, received awards this summer at the FFA state convention.
Gabriela Perez, Sarita Delvalle, and Justin Fox, all Harlingen High School South students, received the Lone Star degrees for their commitment and dedication to the organization over the years.
“This is the highest degree of membership the State FFA Association can award,” according to Texas FFA. “FFA members may apply to receive the Lone Star Degree only after they have received the Chapter degree.”
Criteria that must be met to receive the award include completing at least two years of agriculture education in high school and 25 hours of community service in two different activities.
At Harlingen High School, Carolina Munoz also earned the recognition.
“The FFA degree system is organized so that all FFA members, no matter where you’re from, have an equal chance of obtaining each degree of membership including the highest degree within the FFA,” according to FFA.
The students had been working toward the Lone Star degree within FFA since the start of their high school careers.