As the 2014-2015 school year is about to begin, the newly installed Los Banos FFA Officer Team met with their advisers at their annual retreat.
The three-day retreat consisted of team bonding, preparing great food for one another, planning the activities for the year, as well as choosing the annual theme.
This year will revolve around the theme “Real Los Banos FFA Members, Look for the Emblem.”
The six officers – Ashton Tomas, Cecily Coronel, Hannah Young, Lia Palazzo, Alexandra Marquez and Emma Little – have seen that throughout the years the people in our chapter have shown pride in our community as well a great passion for the FFA. It goes to show that we are the real Los Banos FFA members and no matter what we’re wearing you can always look for the emblem within our hearts.
Throughout the year we hope that we can share our pride in our community as well as our passion for this organization. The officers would like to thank their advisers – Mr. Bretz, Mr. McCollough, and Ms. Falaschi – for a great retreat and for their support with our FFA program.
Past, Present, and future members of the Los Banos FFA made an appearance at the California State Fair in Sacramento in July.
In the sheep barn, last year’s FFA president, Mackenzie Hurley, along with Colleen Allen made their final appearance in the show ring while working together with current member Alex Marquez, and incoming freshman Corie Falaschi. There were four sheep entered in the same class under Mackenzie Hurley’s name.
FFA members managed to get together and make sure all the sheep were in the show ring – the sense of teamwork and communication that truly showed the values that the FFA has given them.
In the swine barn, Corie Falaschi placed third, second, and seventh in her market classes and third in junior showmanship. We also had Jerome Vanderpoel and Corie Falaschi participate in the county fair master showmanship.
Whether it was the last time wearing their FFA jackets or not, each of these members came to show the true values of this organization, which will live within them for life.