Held at Central Arizona College

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing Central Arizona College

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

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.