The farm day dinner was held on September 27, 2019. The farm day dinner was held to help raise money for farm day, that was held on September 28, 2019. The farm day dinner consisted of dinner, desert, a silent auction, and a live auction. Myself and 15 other Righetti FFA members attended this event. We helped set up and decorate at Tres Hermanas along with Pioneer Valley FFA and Santa Maria FFA. Later on myself and a few other FFA members helped park cars and greet guests. The FFA chapters also helped with the live auction. After dinner and the auctions we helped clean up. Overall it was a great event and I was glad to help out my community and represent Righetti FFA.
The freshman draft is a brand new idea thought of by the Righetti FFA officer team. Our advisors have chosen 50 freshmen who have shown leadership qualities and potential for future success in the FFA. It will act as a buddy system for the select freshmen who have stood out so far in this school year. The freshman who have been selected will be competing against each other with a point system and the group with the most points will be rewarded at the Annual FFA Awards Banquet this May. This is a great way to get students involved who have the potential for success.
Righetti FFA had another successful year at the 2019 Santa Barbara County Fair. Righetti FFA members showed market sheep, market hogs, market steer, replacement heifers, and rabbits. We had our members place in various market and showmanship categorizes throughout the fair. Those who placed in the swine division were Hannah Pope with 5th place in Novice Showmanship, Audrey Herrera with 3rd place in Novice Showmanship, Penelope DeLaCruz with 1st Place Market Class Crossbred, Bailey Kober with 1st place in Market Class AOB, Max Guerra with overall FFA Reserve Grand Champion in Swine, and Eddie Munoz with overall FFA Grand Champion Swine and 3rd place in Advanced Showmanship. The one who place in the Sheep Division was Martha Verboonen with Reserve Breed Champion. Those who placed in the Beef Division was Chris Vargas with 4th Place Market Steer Class, Regan Fowler overall FFA Reserve Champion Replacement Heifer, and Kayla Minetti with 1st Place Advanced Beef Showmanship, 2nd Place in Mar...
On October 16th, Righetti FFA was visited by two of our California state officers. Carlyn Marsh, our state president, and Miriam Alvarado, our state reporter arrived on October 15th and were welcomed with a homecooked dinner and bonding time with our Ag Leadership students. The next day, they gave lessons in our freshman Ag Science classes about SAE project types. This was a great learning experience for our students and it gave them a hands-on learning experience that everyone could participate in. Righetti FFA is extremely thankful for such a wonderful visit! We hope to welcome the state officer team back to our chapter in the near future!
On October 12th and 13th the Righetti FFA officer team traveled to Hollister, California to attend the Chapter Officer Leadership Conference also known as COLC. At this conference we learned how to be better leaders in our schools, bonded with each other, made new friends, and had a lot of fun. We participated in activities with the state and regional officers and workshops for each individual office. The theme for COLC was “Envision your Mission” and we learned to envision our mission through teamwork, communication, innovation, individuality, and confidence. During reflections our officer team was able to get to know each other better and set goals for our chapter. We also completed in a lip sync competition and our chapter won regional officer favorite. Brooke, our Vice President says, “It was honestly one of the best conferences I have attended, and it helped me become so much closer with my team as well as become a better leader and teammate!” Overall it was a super fun and eye o...
Wednesday September 11th we held our annual Greenhand boot camp. This is an event put on for Greenhands, AKA freshman FFA members to give them an in-site on competitions and events they will attended throughout their agricultural journey at Righetti. We had four stations which included SAE & CDE competitions, icebreakers, and Conferences. At the end of the event we handed out awards to congratulate our freshmen for successfully completing boot camp. Big thank you to those who attended for the positive attitudes and ready-to-go spirit!
At our Righetti FFA football concession we sell food and snacks at the freshman, junior varsity and the varsity football home games. At the football concession we sell a range of items, such as tri tip, nachos and popcorn. These home game football concessions are a great fundraiser for our chapter. Ever football concession is very busy, and we are all way looking for volunteers, so if u is interested in working in the concession during a home football game please talk to your ag teacher. Also, thanks to everyone who helped in the past football concessions.
On October 5th, 2019 Sectional Opening and Closing was held at Pioneer Valley High School, we had many schools from our district attend this competition. Many students up to freshmen all the way to Seniors competed at this competition. Righetti FFA took 8 Novice teams 4 open teams and 1 officer team to compete at this years sectional opening and closing. Righetti FFA had a successful competition 1 of the novice team received fourth place and the other novice team received 3 place, 1 of our open teams received 5th place out of 16 teams, and our very own officer team place third place, our very own Eddie Munoz received outstanding sentinel and Kiyana Brown received outstanding Secretary. “ it was fun and I had a good time - said Lexi a freshmen from righetti high school . another student said, ``I was really proud of my team and I look forward to do better next year said - Evelin, overall this year's sectional opening and closing was a success.
The farm day dinner was held on September 27, 2019. The farm day dinner was held to help raise money for farm day, that was held on September 28, 2019. The farm day dinner consisted of dinner, desert, a silent auction, and a live auction,16 Righetti FFA members attended this event. We helped set up and decorate at Tres Hermanas along with Pioneer Valley FFA and Santa Maria FFA. Later on myself and a few other FFA members helped park cars and greet guests. The FFA chapters also helped with the live auction. After dinner and the auctions we helped clean up. Overall it was a great event and I was glad to help out my community and represent Righetti FFA.