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Busy start to 2024 for FFA members

Transitioning to our spring activities, a group of Escalon’s FFA members took a visit to Merril F. West to partake in the Delta Valley Speaking Competition on January 22. Participating in a variety of contests, numerous students from Escalon received recognition for their speaking abilities and quick thinking skills.

In the freshman speaking competition, Trenton Silva secured third place in both the Creed and BIG (Best Informed Greenhand) categories. Following, Brooklyn Dugo received sixth place in the creed, closely trailed by Rebecca Wampler in seventh. In the Spanish Creed category, Yazmin claimed first place. Among our sophomores, Gracie Airola and Rilee Soares participated in the Impromptu speaking competition, with Gracie earning eighth place. Representing Escalon FFA in the Extemporaneous speaking contest, Ace Lombardo attained fifth place overall. Lastly, in Prepared speaking, Destiny Reyes secured second place. Heartiest congratulations to all participants, with special commendation to Trenton Silva, Yazmin, and Destiny Reyes for advancing to the Regional level for further competition.

Simultaneously, a handful of our FFA members were diligently working on submitting applications for their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) proficiencies. Individuals were chosen across the Delta Valley Section to be honored for their year-long projects in Agriculture. From Escalon, Aiden Hohenwarter, Natalie Giuntoli, and Tryden Rice were announced as the winners in their respective SAE proficiencies. Aiden excelled in goat entrepreneurship, Natalie in beef entrepreneurship, and Tryden in small animal production entrepreneurship. The Escalon chapter takes immense pride in recognizing these three individuals for their unwavering dedication and contribution to the Agricultural community.