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Local student wins national FFA honors
San Jacinto News- Times - December 2008

COLDSPRING – David Taylor II received the American FFA Degree at the 81st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis recently, and was presented with a gold American FFA Degree key and a certifi - cate in a blue leatherette frame to commemorate the achievement. It is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes Taylor’s demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing and service programs. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 507,763 members – all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Its mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Less than one in 150 FFA members advance through their local chapter and state FFA degree programs to earn this national degree. Taylor is the son of David and Sherry Taylor and is currently attending Sam Houston State University, pursuing a degree in Agriculture Education. He is a member of the Coldspring FFA Chapter and his agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor is Jeff Sockwell.


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