The Daleville FFA Chapter and two of its officers received honors during the organization’s 91st Annual State Convention in Montgomery June 4-7.

The DHS chapter received the State Superior Chapter Award. To qualify for the award, the DHS FFA chapter had to “conduct one activity related to each quality standard (for FFA) in addition to meeting the minimum criteria outlined in the National Quality Chapter Standards,” according to the National FFA Organization website.

The chapter also received the National Chapter Gold Award, one of the awards “designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization,” according to the organization’s website.

Both awards were presented to the chapter for its activities during the 2018-19 school year.

DHS Chapter President Lauren Dorminey and Secretary Sierra Lindsey also received their State FFA Degrees during the convention.

To be eligible to receive the State FFA Degree, a member must “have received the Chapter FFA Degree; have been an active FFA member for at least two years; have completed the equivalent of at least two years of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level; demonstrate leadership ability by performing 10 procedures of parliamentary law, giving a six-minute speech on a topic relating to agriculture or FFA, serving as an officer or committee chairperson; have a satisfactory scholastic record as certified by the local agricultural education instructor and the principal or superintendent; have participated in the planning and completion of the chapter’s Program of Activities; have participated in at least five different FFA activities above the chapter level and have participated in at least 25 hours of community service.”

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