First place team at FFA Field Day

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

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing

More than 100 students, representing 12 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 21 event:

FFA Creed

1st           Sophie Bergh, Patagonia

2nd          Madison Ramirez, Pima JTed

3rd           Kylee Mullen, Marana

FFA Information

1st           Priscilla Ganter, Rio Rico

2nd          Sonny Hamm, Cienega

3rd           Emma Luna, Rio Rico

Prepared Speaking

1st           Carlos Guzman, Rio Rico

2nd          Fey Castillo, Rio Rico


Individual Ranking

1st           Bella Dicampli, Cienega

2nd          Jazmen Delgado, Cienega

3rd           Nevaeh Grahn, Cienega

Team Ranking

1st           Cienega (Jazmen Delgado, Bella Dicampli, Heiley Ellison, Nevaeh Grahn)

2nd          Flowing Wells (Destiny Clark, Sasheyra Lara, Chloe Luke, Hannah Thompson)

Ag Sales

Team Ranking

1st           Casa Grande (Dakota Alvarez, Allison Miller, Ashton Redd, Kenna Sherwood)

2nd          Flowing Wells (Bryan Alvarado, Kaylin Buzard, Marbin Cortes, Colby John)

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

Food Science

Individual Ranking

1st           Micah Trejo, Cienega

2nd          Megan Dailey, Cienega

3rd           Sam Reece, Cienega

Team Ranking

1st           Cienega (Jolee Arnold, Megan Dailey, Sam Reece, Micah Trejo)

2nd          Florence (Destiny Lillie, Brook Lorefice, Sarah Serrano-Smith, Macie Ward)

3rd           Coolidge (Janae Bowles, Kenzie Fryhover, Chynna Watt, Jayda Yarborough)


Individual Ranking

1st           Caleb Jones, Florence

2nd          Maya Sarraillon, Florence

3rd           Randi Forshee, Florence

Team Ranking

1st           Florence (Nolan Ferrell, Randi Forshee, Caleb Jones, Maya Sarraillon)

2nd          Florence (Kendall Drake, Alexis Dubbs, Kerriouna Paulson, Mason Rea)

3rd           Marana (Joseph Parrish, Blake Penrod, Hunter Perez, Connor Peterson)

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 653,359 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.