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Judson Ag Teacher Selected For Leadership Trip

It's an awesome thing when your peers choose you to participate in a leadership event because of the quality of your work and attitude toward learning. That's what happened to Judson Agri-science teacher Sondra Lohse. She was chosen to join a group of great teachers in the same field to attend the 2019 LEAD Experience. Each of the 12 areas of Texas FFA got the chance to pick three teachers to represent them on a week-long all-expenses-paid trip that started in Austin and rolled for 1,200 miles, 14 locations, where they had the opportunity to listen to more than 45 presenters. These were experts in the field of business, leadership, education, advocacy, agriculture, policy, and core values.  It was also a great chance to network and make some great connections.  

 

All of this was a great opportunity to mine for great information and insights that can be brought back and passed on to students and at the same time a chance to soak up an incredible amount of encouragement, camaraderie, and leadership skills that can help them personally and professionally.  We congratulate Ms. Lohse on her selection and hope the experience helped her grow into an even better teacher. 

 

  

Judson Ag Students Get Big Scholarships

Huge Congratulations to our Judson FFA seniors!!! Natalie Rios(Texas A&M) Dillon Cole (West Texas A&M) and Mckenna Mosmeyer (Tarleton State) were awarded $20,000 scholarships from the @sanantoniorodeo last night. We are so proud of them and wish them the very best in their future ag-ventures!

Students Get A Barnyard Education

The Barnyard Education Day is an event that continues to grow in popularity.  As a matter of fact, this year SeaWorld partnered with the Judson High School FFA students and brought some very special visitors!  The elementary student groups were so focused on the animals while the high school Ag Science students got the chance to shine with their projects. In addition, there seem to be more and more parents that are coming to join these events and see their student's interest in the animals and the program. 

  

Judson Ag Science Student Gets National Honor

Judson FFA student Mallori Johnson was honored at the national FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. There she accepted her American FFA Degree. 
This is an incredible achievement. Just to be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agricultural enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours of community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement.
Each recipient of the American FFA Degree receives a gold American FFA Degree key and certificate after being recognized on stage at the national convention. Out of all of the nation’s FFA members, about only 2%  accomplish this degree. This is an incredible honor for Mallori to be able to walk the stage and receive this degree.

Accolades For Judson FFA, State and National

Texas State Lone Star degree recipients included (L-R) Sidney Luna, Dylan Cole, and McKenna Mosmeyer

The Agriscience program at Judson High School is truly one of the most active and honored CTE magnet programs anywhere in the city and state. The tradition continued even through the summer.  Recently six students from the Judson FFA chapter were awarded the Texas State Lone Star degree at the 90th annual Texas State FFA Convention. That's the highest honor that can be bestowed at the state level.  They are McKenna Mosmeyer, Dylan Cole, Sidney Luna, Ian Melani Cameron Dilworth, and Sutton Horner.  This recognizes the outstanding work of these students in their FFA careers.

At the same time, one student has taken it a step further and has qualified as a candidate to the national level for the American FFA degree.  Mallori Johnson qualified on the national level because of her commitment and accomplishments during her time in the Judson FFA chapter.  This recognition is awarded to less than 1 percent of FFA members, making it the most prestigious of degrees to receive in the program.  

In addition, the Judson FFA chapter picked up some honors as an organization as well.  The Golden Horizon Chapter Recognition program is an honor that spotlights chapters that succeed in involving a large number of members in a diverse array of activities available through the FFA.  Finally, the Rocket FFA chapter picked up the National Chapter Award for the robust program of activities that encourages students, chapter, and community development. 

Judson program is ranked in the top 25% of all Texas FFA chapters!  Congratulations!