FFA District Officers Lead Awards Ceremony for Fall CDE Day at CAC

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:

FFA Creed

1st       Sergio Pinon, Casa Grande

2nd      Autumn Walker, Cienega

3rd       Brianna Byrnes, Marana

FFA Information

1st       Jessalynne Cellular, Coolidge

2nd      Ana Rivera, Coolidge

3rd       Tavania Padilla, Patagonia

Prepared Speaking

1st       Crystal Castelo, Rio Rico

Ag Marketing

1st       Rio Rico (Kaleb Kramer, Felipe Lopez and Alexis Ramos)


Individual Ranking

1st       Halle Householder, Casa Grande

2nd      Chloe Stephens, Casa Grande

3rd       Shea Barnes, Casa Grande

Team Ranking

1st       Casa Grande (Shea Barnes, Halle Householder, Leah Salcido, Chloe Stephens)

2nd      Rio Rico (Julia Attrain, Fey Castillo, Emily Rodgers, Michelle Trujillo)

3rd       Flowing Wells (Phoebe Gallegos, Olivia Graves, Sasheyra Lopez, Hannah Thompson)

Ag Sales

Individual Ranking

1st       Devin Rossa, Marana

2nd      Trevor Robertson, Marana

3rd       Annysia Martinez, Marana

Team Ranking

1st       Marana (Annysia Martinez, Nola McAllister, Trevor Robertson, Devin Rossa)

2nd      Rio Rico (Leslie Estrella, Justin Lichter, Jorge Ornatia, Denisse Ruacho)

3rd       Pima JTed (Izzy Collins, Zoe Hatch, Alana Heath, Jorja Pool)

Food Science

Individual Ranking

1st       Megan Dailey, Cienega

2nd      Jazmine Arnold, Cienega

3rd       Sheyanne Pruett, Cienega

Team Ranking

1st       Cienega (Jazmine Arnold, Megan Dailey, Jonathan Kosto, Sheyanne Pruett)

2nd      Rio Rico (Nguyen Dand, Emma Luna, Allan Paz, Jessica Paz)

3rd       Pima JTed (Jami Fruedenberg, Danika Markley, Madison Ramirez, Khyle De Los Reyes)


Individual Ranking

1st       Kendall Drake, Florence

2nd      Alexis Dubbs, Florence

3rd       Samantha Hyde, Florence

Team Ranking

1st       Florence (Bronc Cordova, Kendall Drake, Alexis Dubbs, Samantha Hyde)

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.