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VMHS teacher receives Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree

            Mission, Texas- Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) teacher, Fernando Perez has been awarded the Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree. The honor came during the recent 90th Annual Texas FFA State Convention held in Fort Worth, Texas. The Honorary Lone Star Degree is the highest honorary degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.

            The Honorary Lone Star Degree recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to agricultural education and the Texas FFA. Perez was the only teacher from the Rio Grande Valley to be given the Honorary Lone Star Degree this year.

            The 90th Annual Texas FFA Convention recorded about 12,000 members and guests. Members of the state’s largest agricultural youth leadership organization spent the week attending leadership workshops, participating in events and activities, being recognized for their achievements, and serving as the legislative body for the Texas FFA Association.

            The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest tate FFA association with a membership of more than 123,000. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state, and national competitions.

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