At the 2021 National FFA Convention in October, Mason Vick, son of Jason and Valerie Vick, will receive his American FFA Degree, the highest degree an FFA member can achieve.
The 2020 Jourdanton ISD valedictorian was an active participant in the annual Atascosa County Livestock Shows and a member of the Jourdanton FFA. He also served as an Ambassador for Barn Buddies, a program that introduces special-needs students to the livestock show world. Vick is currently studying Animal Science at Texas A&M University and will pursue a career in Animal Nutrition.
Recipients of the American FFA Degree have shown dedication to their chapter and state FFA association.
To be selected for this honor, students must meet qualifications as described in the National FFA Constitution, including: receipt of their State FFA Degree, three years of active membership, completion of secondary instruction in an agricultural education program, putting forth considerable amount of effort in a supervised agricultural experience, excellent academic achievement, community service and outstanding leadership skills.
These are students who have, in their youth, shown great potential for the future in the ag industry.
For more information about the American FFA Degree, visit www.ffa.org and click on American FFA Degree at the bottom of the page.