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San Luis FFA takes three awards at District Competition

SLHS agronomy winners All three teams from San Luis High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) earned awards at the Yuma District FFA Spring Career Development Event.

The SLHS Agronomy Team took first place in their competition. Students on this team include Daniel Juarez, Alejandra Pasillas, Marco Sanchez, and Andres Villagran Jr. Juarez earned a No. 1 individual placement and Villagran earned a No. 2 individual placement.

Second place was awarded to SLHS’s Nursery Landscape Team. Team members included Ana Luisa De La Rocha, Aylin G. Robledo Zavala, and Abel Osuna Juarez. Another SLHS Nursery Landscape Team finished third place as well. This team included Hector Leon Mosqueda, Fernando Sanchez, and Edgar Zambrano Jr.

Of his students’ success, FFA Advisor Cecil Pratt, who is in his second year at SLHS, said, “I am exceptionally proud all of our San Luis FFA CDE teams. Our agronomy team decided early to compete in a very difficult competition. I believe there is a direct correlation between time invested, level of commitment, and success. The hardest working students in our program took top team honors with an individual first and second place. Effort-to-reward ratio is a great learning experience for CTE, FFA and for life.”

FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. Students who are FFA members are enrolled in agriculture classes through Yuma Union High School District’s Career & Technical Education program. San Luis, Gila Ridge, Cibola, and Yuma High offer various agriculture sections.

Adrianne Wagner