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 14 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, floriculture, ag marketing, prepared speaking, food science and wildlife.
Following is the list of winners:
1st Sergio Pinon, Casa Grande
2nd Autumn Walker, Cienega
3rd Brianna Byrnes, Marana
1st Jessalynne Cellular, Coolidge
2nd Ana Rivera, Coolidge
3rd Tavania Padilla, Patagonia
1st Crystal Castelo, Rio Rico
1st Rio Rico (Kaleb Kramer, Felipe Lopez and Alexis Ramos)
1st Halle Householder, Casa Grande
2nd Chloe Stephens, Casa Grande
3rd Shea Barnes, Casa Grande
1st Casa Grande (Shea Barnes, Halle Householder, Leah Salcido, Chloe Stephens)
2nd Marana (Samantha Jackson, Hailey McKelvy, Joseph Parrish, Connor Peterson)
3rd Coolidge (Conner Gillespie, Alex Renteria, Daniel Renteria, Emily Schmitt)
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 669,989 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.