The Chapman FFA chapter received the prestigious Triple Crown award for the seventh year in a row at the final session of the 90th Kansas FFA Convention, May 30–June 1, 2018, on the Kansas State University campus.
Under guidance from advisors Johanna Ryckert and Alex Jost, the Chapman FFA chapter earned the highest combined score over three separate divisions: Building Communities, Growing Leaders and Strengthening Agriculture. 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 for the Triple Crown award were as follows: Ellsworth FFA in second place; Udall FFA in third place; Holton FFA in fourth place; and Mission Valley FFA in fifth place.
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 the three divisions. 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.