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  LONE STAR SHINES IN HALL OF STATES
 
By: Taylor Cooper, Harmony FFA
July 12, 2012

 
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Each year, up to 52 state associations are represented in the Hall of States at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. and this year Texas will be proudly represented by the Atascocita FFA chapter.

The Hall of States is a competition between state FFA associations. Each state constructs an information booth full of facts and pictures of agriculture in their home state. Booths are often elaborately decorated to fit a theme and provide a fun atmosphere in which to learn. The Hall of States is an exciting and important part of the National FFA Convention, but for the members of the Atascocita FFA chapter, the competition began long before this year’s convention was even planned.

“At state convention last year, we saw the video about the Hall of States on the big screen,” Kaitlynn Shannon, of the Atascocita chapter said. “We thought it looked like a lot of fun and it was a good opportunity to put our chapter on the map and be better known.”

This is an understandable goal as the 101-member chapter is no doubt dwarfed to near insignificance within the 5A school of several thousand students.

Atascocita FFA members began work quickly, drawing up a detailed diagram of the booth to submit to the Texas FFA Convention Committee. The students waited in excited anticipation as their design was compared to several others to determine which chapter would have the honor of constructing the Texas Hall of States booth. When Atascocita FFA was informed their design was chosen for the Hall of States, the real work began. After nearly 90 hours of labor, $500 in materials and much sweat and elbow grease, construction was finally complete.

In true Texas style, the exhibit, with the theme “Shining Star of Agriculture”, is decorated with rustic fixtures and country style fabric with separate sections dedicated to each major division of Texas such as the High Plains, Hill Country and Piney Woods.

With hundreds of facts posted around the booth and Atascocita FFA members ready to share their knowledge, the opportunity to learn is everywhere. In addition to these traditional teaching displays, Atascocita has employed the use of QR Codes ,small graphics readable with a smart phone, to help share even more information.

There is no doubt that Texas is a major leader in agriculture, and with the work of the members of the Atascocita FFA chapter, Texans can be proud to know the Lone Star State’s agricultural accomplishments are shared with students from all over the nation.
 
















 
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