Magnolia West High School FFA Program Recognized as Top 50 in Texas

Chapters are placed into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories, with the top 25% of chapters in each division receiving a Gold Ranking. Magnolia West High School was recognized as a Gold-rated Golden Horizon Chapter which ranks the program in the top 50 in the state of Texas out of more than 1,000 chapters.

In order to achieve the Golden Horizon Chapter recognition, chapter members had to participate in activities at the district, area, state and national levels. Some of these activities include leadership and career development events, ag science fair, speaking development events, scholarship recipients, shooting sports, community service, award applications for proficiencies in agriculture, Star Awards for various FFA Degrees, livestock and ag mechanic shows participation, membership numbers compared to class enrollment, Officer Candidates above the chapter level, FFA Band, FFA Chorus, FFA Courtesy Corp, FFA Ambassadors, and Talent Team.

Chapters also recognized the teachers with single teacher and multiple teacher divisions. One of these recognitions is the Honorary Lone Star recipients. These are the adults who support the local FFA chapter and agricultural education program above and beyond. Magnolia recipients were Dr. Matt Clark, director of career and technology programs; Frank Hubbard; Reyna Sonsil; Tammy and Sonny Sebastian; and Magnolia West teacher Arlene Sefcik.

State Proficiency Finalist was Bailey Fleming for agriculture education, State Rodeo Participant was Abbey Anderson for barrel racing, and national FFA scholarship winner was Ryanne Dolen.

Lone Star Third Year Degree Recipients were Claudia Danforth, Lilly Cummings, Tyler Schroeder, Savannah Hooter, and Cade Wampler.