The Righetti FFA Poultry Team won the State Championship in poultry judging at the Cal Poly FFA Finials last weekend and will now move on to represent California at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana in October.
The Warrior Poultry Team was comprised of three sophomores and a junior; Sonora Robertson, Jazzlynn Franco, Brooke Barredo, and Yerlin Heredia. Robertson was awarded first high individual of all contestants in the state.
Team Coach and Agriculture Teacher Amy Guerra described the team victory as a “high and exciting achievement”. “The girls and I are very motivated and honored to be representing California in this highly competitive area,” Guerra said.
Other Warrior FFA Teams also made their marks during the competitions. The Ag Welding Team had four members qualify and compete placing 18th in the State of California. The AET Farm Records Team placed 15th overall, a Righetti first in this area. The Vegetable Crop Team placed 7th overall with member, Kayleigh Holl...
This year, Righetti FFA took 16 students to the 90th Annual State FFA Conference in Anaheim and joined more than 8,000 FFA members statewide from April 22nd to the 25th.
At the California FFA State Leadership Conference, the FFA members participated in general sessions, educational leadership workshops, a career show and engaged in delegate sessions to accomplish the business of the California FFA Association.
During the three-day career show in the convention center, only seven schools were chosen to display an educational booth. Members from Righetti FFA put together a “Hall of Chapters” booth, which highlighted the Viticulture industry in California.
Two members, Carolina Lemus and Jazzlynn Franco, also took part in the Delegate process for CA FFA. The delegation is comprised of two voting delegates from each chartered FFA chapter (330 chapters) along with 13 State FFA Executive Committee members. Students convene to share ideas and perspectives that will ensure the conti...
Sixteen Righetti FFA members competed in four career development areas including Ag Welding, Poultry, Fruit Trees, and Floral Design at the Fresno State FFA Field Day on April 21st.
The Righetti FFA Poultry Team placed 1st High team overall. Individually, Brooke Barredo Placed 1st high individual, Jazzlynn Franco 2nd high individual, Sonora Robertson 4th high individual, and Yerlin Heredia 6th high individual.
Brooke Barredo stated, “I was excited and proud for myself and my team. This is really motivating us for the State Finals in Cal Poly next week.”
The Fruit Tree Judging Team tied for 2nd high team in the state of California. The team consisted of Max Guerra, Josh Lopez, Kaili Villanueva, and Hannah Pope. Max Guerra tied for 1st high individual and said, “I have been competing on the Fruit Tree Judging Team for three years now and finally being able to receive a high individual award in the State is truly a great accomplishment.”
The Righetti High School FFA shined during the California FFA Association’s Annual State FFA Degree and Proficiency Awards Ceremony inside the Clark Performing Arts Center at Arroyo Grande High School on Sunday, April 8th. The awards ceremony began with the recognition of the Agricultural Proficiency Awards. This award is given to students who have developed a specialized skill as part of their Supervised Agricultural Experience project. Righetti FFA had 4 Proficiency Winners that were presented with a plaque as a symbol of hard work and dedication to their proficiency award area. The three sectional winners included Max Guerra; Diversified Livestock Production, Sonora Robertson; Equine Science, and graduate Gilbert Muñoz; Ag Processing. Eric Velazquez was a South Coast Region winner and will be competing for State title this month in his area of Diversified Crop Production. Righetti FFA also had 15 students receive the State FFA Degree and they were all presented with a gold pin and c...