The Chapman FFA chapter received the prestigious Triple Crown award for the third year in a row on May 30 at the final session of the 86th Kansas FFA Convention on Kansas State University campus.
The Triple Crown award is given to the FFA chapter that performs the best in the National Chapter Award program, which recognizes chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization in three separate divisions: Student Development, Chapter Development and Community Development. Awards are given in each of these three areas in the divisions of bronze, silver and gold. Chapters in the gold division qualify as finalists for the Triple Crown.
Under guidance from advisors Trenton Horn and Walter Pitts, the Chapman FFA chapter earned the highest score in the three categories. The chapter will receive $300 and the Garlow Memorial Trophy, which is sponsored by the Bill Garlow Family in memory of past Kansas FFA officer Bob Garlow.
Runners-up were as follows: Arkansas City, second; Holton FFA, third; Mission Valley, fourth; and Southwestern Heights, fifth.