For the first time in its history, the Shawnee Chapter of Future Farmers of America received the National Chapter 3 Star Award at the National FFA Conference.

Dr. Brett Scott, Shawnee Agriculture Education Instructor and Shawnee FFA Advisor, announced the news at the monthly Board of Education meeting Monday, Dec. 2.

According to Scott, this award is the highest honor a chapter can receive and it puts Shawnee in the top three percent of FFA chapters in the country and the top one percent of Oklahoma.

At the meeting, members of Shawnee FFA educated board members on how the chapter has and will contribute to the community.

Scott also thanked the board members and the parents of the students for all they do to support Shawnee FFA.