White wins FFA State STAR Advisor Award

Dane White of Galt FFA was recognized as the STAR Advisor at the 91st California FFA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, April 27. FFA Advisors play a vital role in the development of students in the FFA. The STAR Advisor award is designed to recognize those teachers who make tremendous efforts to grow and improve their chapter and students.

White has been an agricultural educator at Galt High school for the past 11 years. During his time there, he has contributed immensely to the success of students and always brought forward a positive outlook to the classroom. White is known for his ability to bring students from all backgrounds into the FFA program with incredible success.

Over the past 11 years, he coached nine State Champion teams, three National Champions, three National Reserve Champions and has had three State Officers.

Lupton receives Almond Board scholarship

Alexis Lupton from the Galt-Liberty Ranch FFA Chapter received an Almond Board of CA Scholarship at the 91st California FFA Leadership Conference.  Lupton will receive $5,000 to use toward college.

Lupton is a senior at Liberty Ranch High School. She has been involved immensely in her chapter’s parliamentary procedure team, floral team and officer teams. Lupton is planning on attending California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo this fall as an agricultural communications major, where she will study in preparation of becoming an agricultural lobbyist.

Ortiz receives Almond Board scholarship

Maico Ortiz from the Galt FFA Chapter received an Almond Board of CA Scholarship at the 91st California FFA Leadership Conference in Anaheim. Maico will receive $5,000 to use toward college.

Liberty Ranch Parli Pro teams take second in State

The Advanced and Novice Parliamentary Procedure (Parli Pro) teams at Liberty Ranch High School were named the Reserve State Champions at the 91st California FFA Leadership Conference in Anaheim last weekend.

Considered to be the most competitive contest FFA offers, preparation begins early in the school year. Students spend many hours a week practicing, debating and studying rules that outline how organizations, corporations or society should conduct business. Students learn how to navigate these rules and can see firsthand how this process is important to making decisions in their local FFA chapter.

The Novice team is made up of first-time team members and the Advanced team has members that have had previous experience on a Novice team.