Frisco ISD FFA Leads at State Convention

Aug 30, 2022

Olivia Dodson

In a community with roots in agriculture, FISD's FFA program continues to flourish and stand out throughout the state. Frisco ISD’s FFA students had a successful visit to the Texas FFA Convention over the summer where several students and staff were honored, including Wakeland FFA advisor Olivia Dodson.

Dodson won the Honorary Lone Star Degree, the highest honorary degree bestowed by the Texas FFA. Dodson has been with Frisco ISD for 15 years and is passionate about agricultural education. The award is a testament to the fact she stands out across the state in her commitment to ensuring students have the opportunity to prepare for a career in agriculture.

“The FFA is an incredible organization that provides students of all backgrounds the opportunity to thrive as they learn career and future-ready skills while becoming lifelong learners,” Dodson said. “We are beyond proud of these students for achieving their goals and representing their chapters so well.”

At the convention, seven FISD FFA students received the Lone Star FFA Degree, the highest honor awarded. Congratulations to Independence High School’s Arianna Hinnant, Liliana Hunt and Hunter Triebel, Memorial High School’s Austin Blagg and Catherine Melton, Lone Star’s Hayden Long and Nina Granitz of Wakeland High School. These students were selected based on their leadership skills and commitment to the organization.

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Notably, Blagg won a $10,000 scholarship and was also named to a State Officer position.

Several Frisco ISD FFA chapters were recognized at the event, including: 

  • Emerson’s FFA chapter, which was chartered this past school year

  • Liberty High School - National Chapter Award

  • Lone Star High School - Superior Chapter 

  • Memorial High School - Golden Horizon Award 

  • Wakeland High School - Golden Horizon Award 

“The Frisco ISD FFA chapters are exceptional and their passion for agriculture is clear,” Dodson said. “We are thankful for the support of the district and community as these chapters continue to grow and flourish.”

At the FFA convention, several FISD students took leadership roles including Memorial’s Mollie Anderson and Molly Burgraff who served on the Courtesy Corp and Independence’s Liliana Hunt who serves as a Texas FFA Foundation Junior Ambassador.

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