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Honorary State Farmer Degree      
It is always an honor to receive honorary members into the FFA. The purpose of this ceremony is to recognize, from time to time, the efforts of others made in our behalf. Honorary membership- farmers, school superintendents, principals, members of boards of education, chapter advisors, teachers, staff members in agricultural education, business people, and others who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA, and who have rendered outstanding service, may be elected to honorary membership.

The Honorary State Degree Ceremony will take place during the 3rd General Session on April 23, 2017 at 3:45PM. 

2017 Honorary State FFA Degree Recipients: 
  • Dr. Joseph Castro, President, CSU Fresno

  • Sandra Dale, NC Ag Partners

  • Donetta Dunnigan, Cal Poly, SLO 

  • Ken Heupel, CSU Fresno

  • Lynn Martindale, UC Davis

  • Katie Otto, CA FFA Foundation

  • Jill Sperling, CA Dept. of Education

  • Bob Spiller, Cal Poly, SLO

  • Bill Stagg, National FFA Organization

  • Mark Zohns, Cal Poly, SLO

 

Distinguished Service Citation      
It is always a pleasure to recognize those individuals who have rendered outstanding service in assisting the Future Farmers of America Programs. This citation is presented as a token of appreciation for encouragement, cooperation, and assistance given to the Future Farmers of America and helping them to accomplish outstanding achievements in farming, leadership, citizenship, and community welfare.

The Distinguished Service Citation Ceremony will take place during the 3rd General Session on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:45PM. 

2017 Distinguished Service Citations: 
  • Farm Credit Alliance

National Chapter Award      
The National Chapter Award Program will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The interview will start at 11:00 AM in Valdes Hall. Two students should interview on their chapters behalf.

The results of the National Chapter Award program will be announced during the 4th General Session Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00PM. The National Chapter Gold Chapters should have a student present to receive an award on stage. The finalists will also be recognized on stage and the State winner will be selected.

2017 National Chapter Awards State Finalists:
  • Bakersfield-North
  • Elk Grove
  • Etna
  • King City
  • Norco
  • Santa Rosa-Elsie Allen
2017 National Chapter Gold Awards:

Arbuckle-Pierce; Atwater; Bakersfield; Bakersfield-Foothill; Bakersfield-Frontier; Bakersfield-Highland; Escondido; Etna; Exeter; Firebaugh; Galt; Holtville; Imperial; Lake Isabella-Kern Valley; Littlerock; Lodi-Tokay; Nipomo; Rio Linda; Sacramento-Florin; San Luis Obispo; Santa Maria; Santa Rosa-Elsie Allen; Strathmore; Winters; Woodlake; Woodland



Star Administrator Award      
The Star Administrator Award Program will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The interview will start at 11:00 AM in Valdes Hall. One Student Chapter FFA Member will interview on their administrator's behalf.

The results of the Star Administrator Award program will be announced during the 3rd General Session Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:45PM 

2017 Regional Star Administrator Finalists:
  • Gavin Bell, Kern Valley
  • Dan Frisella, Nevada Union
  • Elaine Legoretta, Watsonville
  • Justin Pruett, Newman
  • Candace Reines, Perris
  • Fred Van Vleck, Eureka

Star Advisor Awards      
The Star Advisor Award Program will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The interview will start at 11:00 AM in Valdes Hall. One Student should interview on their advisor behalf.

The results of the Star Advisor Award program will be announced during the 3rd General Session Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:45PM 

2017 Regional Star Advisor Finalists:
  • Rosemary Cummings, Nipomo
  • Barrett Hess, Lincoln
  • Gene Lieb, Firebaugh
  • Maggie Maratsos, Menifee-Heritage
  • Megan Tunzi, Fort Brag
  • Dane White, Galt

Star Counselor Award      

The Star Counselor Award Program will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The interview will start at 11:00 AM in Valdes Hall. One Student Chapter FFA Member will interview on their counselor's behalf. 

The results of the Star Counselor Award program will be announced during the 3rd General Session Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:45PM 

2017 Regional Star Counselor Finalists:

  • Tracy Marylou Bringham, Nevada Union
  • Ever Flores-Deras, Healdsburg
  • Brianna Fulkerson, Merced-Golden Valley
  • Ellen Okada, Holtville
  • Carmita Pena, Woodlake
  • Edward Thomas, Morgan Hill-Sobrato

Star Supporting Staff Award      

The Star Supporting Staff Award Program will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The interview will start at 11:00 AM in Valdes Hall. One Student Chapter FFA Member will interview on their supporting staff member's behalf.

The results of the Star Supporting Staff Award program will be announced during the 3rd General Session Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:45PM

2017 Regional Star Supporting Staff Finalists:

  • Debbie Carter, Nipomo
  • Edyta Jacobson, Sonoma
  • Shawna Kane, Cottonwood-West Valley
  • Randy Mycroft, Sunny Hills  
  • Sheyanne Quilter, Lone Pine  
  • Carol Serpa, Modesto-Gregori

Star Reporter Award      

The Star Reporter Award Program will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The interview will start at 11:00 AM in Valdes Hall. The Chapter FFA Reporter should interview on their own behalf.

The results of the Star Reporter Award program will be announced during the 4th General Session Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00PM.

2017 Regional Star Reporter Finalists:

  • Aniss Yasmin Chavez, Soledad
  • Shelby Light, Eureka
  • Madison McCarty, Red Bluff
  • Shelby Stillman, Merced-Golden Valley
  • Jacquelin Tinoco, Firebaugh
  • Alexa Walkovitz, Lucerne Valley

Star State Degree      
The 2017 Star State Degree Finalists will be recognized during the Opening Session on April 22, 2017 at 8:00PM. These students should be in official dress uniform to appear on stage and receive their award.

2017 Star in Ag Placement Finalists:
  • Frank Chavira, Madera 
  • Zoe Fish-O'Brien, Healdsburg 
  • Gus Macy, Tulelake
  • Daysee Magana, Fallbrook
  • Daniel Moules, Lodi-Tokay 
  • Gissel Neri Corcoles, Greenfield
2017 Star in Agribusiness Finalists: 
  • Kayla Allen, Grass Valley-Nevada Union
  • Ian Espino, King City
  • Isabella Evans, Fallbrook
  • Tierra Kelley, Bakersfield-Highland
2017 Star in Agriscience Finalists:
  • William Hambly, Healdsburg
  • Prentyce Hitt, Elk Grove
  • Blake Jackson, Lakeside-El Capitan
  • Elizabeth Silva, King City
  • Jackie Taylor, Reedley
2017 Star Farmer Finalists:    
  • Harrison J. Bauer, Valley Center
  • Emily Brewen, King City
  • Bryar Byrne, Gridley
  • Eleanor Cumming, Clovis 
  • Andrew Nunez, Healdsburg
  • Willis Wolf, Merced-El Capitan

Web Page Award Finalists      
The Web Page Award Program will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The interview will start at 11:00 AM in Valdes Hall. Two students should interview on their chapter's behalf.

The results of the Web Page Award program will be announced during the 5th General Session Monday, April 23, 2017 at 8:30AM. 

2017 Web Page Award Finalists:
  • Bakersfield-Frontier
  • Cottonwood-West Valley
  • Kingsburg
  • Le Grande
  • Nipomo
  • Westminster
 

   
 
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