Rowe student earns state FFA award

Hethyr Moore, a student at McAllen ISD's Nikki Rowe High School, has earned the Lone Star Degree for Future Farmers of America (FFA). The Lone Star Degree recognizes FFA members who have received the Chapter Degree, been active FFA members for at least two years and completed at least four semesters of agricultural science. The State FFA degree is the highest degree of membership a state can bestow upon its members. They have to earn it through hours worked in and out of the classroom, community service hours and complete 10 FFA activities in three different categories.
 
"It takes a lot of effort and dedication to put together a record book and application to qualify and receive the State FFA Lone Star Degree," Rowe Ag Science Teacher Jessica Torres said. "We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students."
 
The official ceremony will be conducted at the FFA State Convention, to be held virtually in July.