Delia Benavides and Jose Pepe Cantu, of Alice FFA, were awarded the Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree at the 88th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 11 through 15 in Dallas.

The Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest honorary degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.

The Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to agricultural education and the Texas FFA.

The 88th annual Texas FFA Convention recorded approximately 12,000 members and guests.

Members of the state’s largest agricultural youth leadership organization spent the week attending leadership workshops, participating in events and activities, being recognized for their achievements, and serving as the legislative body for the Texas FFA Association.

The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 115,000. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. For more information about the Texas FFA, visit