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 certificate for their high achievements. The California State FFA President, Luke O’ Leary, presented each student with their award as a brief biography was read about each recipient regarding their projects and future endeavors. To be eligible to receive the degree a member must meet all minimum qualifications and complete an application along with their FFA Recordbook. Some of the qualifications include having completed two years in the Ag program, work a minimum of 500 hours, and invested at least $1,000 in his/her Supervised Agricultural Experience Project. The Righetti Agriculture Program is extremely proud of all our members who were awarded for their accomplishments. All of the members would like to thank the parents, family, advisors and Righetti Staff for their support and encouragement throughout this past year. Congratulations to all our State FFA Degree Recipients and Proficiency Award winners continue Leading A Legacy.