The Ellsworth FFA chapter received the prestigious Triple Crown award at the final session of the 91st Kansas FFA Convention, May 29–31, 2019, on the Kansas State University campus.
Under guidance from advisor Karl Hobb, the Ellsworth FFA chapter earned the highest combined score over three separate divisions: Building Communities, Growing Leaders and Strengthening Agriculture. The chapter engaged in activities to promote career success, leadership, citizenship, agricultural advocacy, chapter recruitment, and much more.
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. Bob Garlow’s state officer teammates joined Bill Garlow on stage to congratulate the Ellsworth chapter this year, on the 50th anniversary since their term in office.
Runners-up for the Triple Crown award were as follows: Royal Valley FFA in second place; Arkansas City FFA in third place; Southwestern Heights FFA in fourth place; and Udall 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.