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2023 Sectional Awards Banquet

On Thursday, April 13, Wasco FFA attended the Kern Inyo and South Valley FFA Section Awards Banquet at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Wasco FFA was well represented at this year’s banquet with 2 Golden Owl Awards, 3 Star Greenhands, 3 Star Chapter Farmers, 2 Sectional Proficiencies, and 9 State Degree Recipients.

Mrs. Morales and Ms. Tolin received the Golden Owl Award which is awarded to an Agricultural Teacher and is nominated by multiple students. These Ag Teachers go above and beyond for their students and for the agriculture community. Thank you, Mrs. Morales and Ms. Tolin for your hard work and dedication!

The Star Greenhand Award is reserved for students who have had projects and are involved in teams and other FFA activities. This year’s 3 Star Greenhands from Wasco High School are Jonathan Flores, Emma Gomez, and Betzaida Quintanilla. Congratulations, we cannot wait to see what you do in the future.

The Star Chapter Farmer Award is given to a student who has been consistently involved in the chapter by having a strong SAE project and participating in FFA activities. This year’s recipients are Samantha Cortez, Lauren Lee, and Yareli Sanchez.

At the Wasco FFA End of the Year Awards Night, one of the candidates for the Star Greenhand and Star Chapter will be selected for their award for the whole Chapter.

At this year's Sectional Banquet, we had 2 Proficiencies given to Jalie Grundt for Goats and Juan Carlos Pimentel Vasquez for Ag Sales. These two individuals have put much time and effort into their SAEs. Congratulations Jalie and Juan Carlos!

The State FFA Degree is the highest degree the California FFA Association can bestow on a student. In order for a student to receive this honor they must have earned $1000 from their projects, worked 500 hours, and be at least a Junior. The recipients are the following: Natalia Crane, Diego Gomez, Esteban Hernandez, Benito Juarez, Dayana Limon Santiago, Karly Perez, Daniel Rodriguez, and Hope Valdivia.

Congratulations to all who received an award. We are proud of you and all your accomplishments!


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