FFA South Central District Mid-winter CDE Day Held at Central Arizona College

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing

More than 80 students, representing eight high schools throughout the FFA South Central District recently attended the mid-winter Career Development Event (CDE) day at Central Arizona College.

CDEs help students develop abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market. Some competitions allow students to compete individually while others allow them to compete as a team. At the CAC event, students competed in contests including; FFA creed, FFA information, agricultural sales, food science and wildlife.

Following is the list of winners from the November 24 event:

FFA Creed

1st        Conner Sawyer, Florence

2nd        Annabelle Hampton, Casa Grande

3rd        Ellena Battraw, Casa Grande

FFA Information

1st        Esteban Fernandez, Coolidge

2nd        Jocelyn Grion, Rio Rico

3rd        Alejandra Jaime, Rio Rico

Ag Sales

1st        Mckenze Frizzell, Marana

2nd        Rachel Crist, Marana

3rd        Hannah Lamey, Marana

Food Science

Individual Ranking

            1st       Megan Curtis, Cienega

            2nd        Chynna Watt, Coolidge

            3rd        America Gomez, Coolidge

Team Ranking

            1st        Cienega (Megan Curtis, Jaylin Garcia, Jordan Murphy, and Makeena Snyder)

            2nd        Rio Rico Team A (Diana Bartosh, Alex Estrella, Maddie Hurtado, and Daniel Quijada)

            3rd        Coolidge Team B (Mckenzie Fryhover, Kaydin Moore, Marissa Ramirez, and Chynna Watt)


Individual Ranking

            1st        Tanner Lyman, Cienega

            2nd        Maya Sarraillon, Florence

            3rd        Amier Prince, Florence

Team Ranking

            1st        Cienega (Mike Kiliang, Tucker Kinder, Colt Lyman and Tanner Lyman)

            2nd        Florence Team B (Sam Espimosa, Jordan Holcomb, Maya Sarraillon, and Sarah Smith)

            3rd        Coolidge Team A (Chase Crawford, Tristen Gillespie, Xander Heidel and Garrett Schumacher)

The National Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization was founded in 1928 by a group of young farmers with the mission of preparing future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. In 1988 the official name was changed to “The National FFA Organization” to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture.

Today, more than 610,000 FFA members, ages 12-21 throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are developing their own unique talents and exploring their interests in a broad range of career pathways.


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