Each year, the Texas FFA association honors those who have shown outstanding service to agricultural education and the FFA.
And each year, local chapters honor school officials, local business owners, farmers, parents and alumni to receive the honorary lone star chapter degree.
However, only a select few are chosen to receive the highest degree of honorary membership which can be bestowed at the state level by the Texas FFA Association, the Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree.
This award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contribution to FFA or agricultural education over a long period of time. In addition, those who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA and who have rendered outstanding service, may be elected.
John King has been involved in the Texas High School Welding Series since it was founded. Before that, he participated in and donated to numerous FFA events in the community.
“It’s hard for me to tell you how I truly feel about receiving this award, especially since it’s so special of an award that not many people receive. I wasn’t even aware until recently that this was a state level award of approval. I’m so grateful and honored to have received this, as I have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy helping the next generation reach their dream and goals in life,” said King.
A huge thank you Lee Matthews and the Texas FFA Association for this outstanding award and recognition.
Need some motivation? Check out this video of John King inspiring young welders in Katy.