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

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing

More than 150 students, representing ten 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 22 event:

FFA Creed

1st       Logan Fryhover, Coolidge

2nd      Ja’Lyn Jones, Imagine Prep

3rd       Emily Schmitt, Coolidge


FFA Information

1st       Dakota Alvarez, Casa Grande

2nd      Ryley Marquez, Coolidge

3rd       Maricoanna Martinez, Casa Grande


Novice Extemporaneous Speaking

1st       Danitza Garcia, Rio Rico


Novice Prepared Speaking

1st       Ashton Redd, Casa Grande

2nd      Daniel Andrews, Rio Rico

3rd       Allan Corona, Rio Rico


Ag Sales

Team Ranking

1st       Pima Jted (Emily Croft, Taylor Gaines, Anisa Hermosillo, and Cierra Lohr)

2nd      Marana Blue (Olivia Gomez, Annie Lucas, Rio Ramey and Devin Rossa)

3rd       Marana Purple (Katherine Evans, Lxi Flores, Lexi Kring and Nessa Martinez)


Food Science

Individual Ranking

            1st       Sam Reece, Cienega

            2nd      Megan Dailey, Cienega

            3rd       Janae Bowles, Coolidge

Team Ranking

            1st       Cienega (Trevor Crawford, Megan Dailey, Layne Donnelly and Sam Reece)

            2nd      Coolidge (Thalia Armijo, Janae Bowles, Makenzie Fryhover and Jayda Yarborough)

            3rd       Florence (Brooke Lorefice, Jasmine Lorefice, Amber Pascoe and Sara Smith)



Individual Ranking

            1st       Maya Sarraillon, Florence

            2nd      John Hubbell, Patagonia

            3rd       Samantha Washburn, Florence

Team Ranking

            1st       Florence Team A (Kai Nelson, Amier Prince, Maya Sarraillon, and Samantha Washburn)

            2nd      Patagonia (Brent Anderson, Bryan Gutierrez, John Hubbell, and Angel Ruiz)

            3rd       Coolidge Team A (RJ Armijo, Chase Crawford, Alexander Ellis, and Melissa Guerrero)

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 649,000 FFA members, in grades seven through 12 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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