KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 9, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
Three Katy ISD high schools bring home FFA state recognitions after numerous leadership development events.
Katy High School FFA Junior Chapter Conduction. Photo credit: Katy ISD
Three Local High Schools Score Big
Cinco Ranch, Katy, and Taylor High Schools took home a combined 17 recognitions from FFA (Future Farmers of America) leadership development events. 10 percent of the top FFA teams were composed of Katy ISD alone.
“These competitions make agricultural science instruction come to life. They create situations for our FFA students to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication, and their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization,” said CTE Instructional Specialist Ashlee Laird.
Katy High School FFA won the Overall Sweepstakes Award.
State contest results include the following:
Cinco Ranch High School:
Top 24 in the State of Texas for Senior Farm Skills
Top 24 in the State of Texas for Public Relations
Top 24 in the State of Texas for Agricultural Issues
Katy High School:
State Champions in Chapter Agricultural Quiz
Third in the State of Texas for Public Relations
Fourth in the State of Texas for Agriculture Advocacy
Fourth in the State of Texas for Agricultural Issues
Fifth in the State of Texas for Jr. Agricultural Quiz
Seventh in the State of Texas for Radio Broadcasting
Ninth in the State of Texas for Senior Creed Speaking
Ninth in the State of Texas for Jr. Chapter Conducting
Top 24 in the State of Texas for Senior Chapter Conducting
Taylor High School:
Taylor High School Senior Farm Skills. Photo credit: Katy ISD
Fifth in the State of Texas for FFA Radio Broadcasting
Fifth in the State of Texas for Senior Farm Skills
Seventh in the State of Texas for Senior Chapter Conducting
Seventh in the State of Texas for Agricultural Advocacy
Top 24 in the State of Texas for Junior FFA Creed Speaking
Cinco Honors FFA Teacher
The success means even more to the Cinco Ranch FFA family as FFA teacher, John Ford passed away last
November from a motorcycle accident. The community continues to seek support for his family via the Go Fund Me account.
Strong Katy History
“Katy FFA is not just a school organization,” says City of Katy Mayor Pro Tem, Chris Harris. “The Katy High School FFA program has been involved in helping the city in many ways. The FFA at KHS has been successful and continues that tradition because of the dedication of the students and teachers to carry on that legacy.”
Katy ISD will hold the 78th Annual Katy ISD Livestock Show February 16-20. The event will be held at the new Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road in Katy. Katy students will compete showing steers, goats, lambs, hogs, broilers, and rabbits.
Visit the website for a complete schedule and updates. The public can support FFA students through auction and barn sale purchases as well as through donations.