Woodlake FFA sweeps Sequoia Section contest


Last month, Woodlake High School’s FFA chapter took home the Champion title in both divisions at the 2015 Sequoia Section-Future Farmers of America’s “Best Informed Greenhand” and “Agriculture Cooperative Marketing” quizzes. The contests were held at the College of the Sequoias’s Tulare Campus. 

The WHS FFA members spent months studying and enhancing their skills to score the top spot in these competitions. The Greenhand quiz tests the knowledge of high school freshman on the history of FFA. The students in the ag-marketing quiz competition take a test on farm cooperatives.

Best Informed Greenhand—  Freshmen Pia Martinez (2nd High Individual Overall), Kiara Benavides (4th High Individual Overall), David Alvarado (5th High Individual Overall), Crystal Sandoval, Julia Irvin, and Elian Andrade constituted the Woodlake FFA team that took a 200-question FFA knowledge exam in the Best Informed Greenhand competition. This team will advance to compete during FFA Field Days hosted at college campuses throughout California in the next couple of months.

Seniors Ricardo Rosales (2nd High Individual Overall), Bryan Ortega (3rd High Individual Overall), William Keller (5th High Individual Overall), Jared Rodriguez, Abbie Friel, and Jorge Aguilar made up the team for Woodlake FFA that competed in the Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Quiz competition. These seniors took a 50-question quiz with questions relating to farming cooperatives and agricultural economics. 

“Congratulations to these true Sectional FFA Champions,” said Jason Ferreira, WHS FFA advisor. “Woodlake FFA achieved a historic milestone by taking home both championship awards at this competition.” 

Woodlake High School is currently gearing up for its first cohort of Agriculture Academy students next year, Jason reported. He invites all interested eighth-grade students or their parents to contact WHS (564-3307) if they are interested in participating in these ag-related activities.

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