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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 4th General Session on April 27, 2019 at 3:30PM in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.

2019 Honorary State FFA Degree Recipients:  
  • Emily Rooney, Ag Council of California 
  • Gene Lieb, San Joaquin Regional Assistant Advisor 
  • Jason Hannold, Fresno Grizzlies 
  • Jay Carlson, Cal Expo 
  • Jeana Hultquist, American AgCredit 
  • Jenny Nicolau, Almond Board of California 
  • Kevin Koelewyn, Tulare FFA 
  • Nasser Dean, Bayer Crop Science 
  • Rebecca Bailey, Almond Board of California 
  • Toosje Koll, California FFA Foundation

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 4th General Session on April 27, 2019 at 3:30PM in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena

2019 Distinguished Service Citations: 
  • Cain Trucking
  • COS – Agriculture Department 
  • Efird Ag Enterprises 
  • EM Tharp Inc. 
  • Gist Farms 
  • Happy Cooker Catering 
  • Mission Oaks HS 
  • Stan Alles Transport 
  • Talley Transportation 

National Chapter Award      
The National Chapter Award Program will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019. The interview will start at 10:00am in the Anaheim  Convention Center North Level 2 Building. Two students should interview on their chapters behalf.

The results of the National Chapter Award program will be announced during the 5th General Session Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00PM. The finalists will be recognized on stage and the State winner will be selected.

2019 National Chapter Awards State Finalists:
  • Galt-Liberty Ranch
  • Dixon
  • Bakersfield-North
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Norco


Star Administrator Award      

The Star Administrator Award Program will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019. We are asking that the finalist and one FFA chapter student representative from the high school arrive on Friday, April 26 at 10:00AM for the Delegate interview. Please go to the second floor of the Anaheim Convention Center North Building, Room 262C .  

The next day on April 27, 2019 as part of the 4th general session, a special recognition will take place honoring all six regional winners, as well as announcing the 2019 State Star Administrator. To participate in the ceremony you should check in at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the Information Booth in the foyer between Hall A and the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center. 

2019 Regional Star Administrator Finalists:

  • Larry Mendonca, Oakdale
  • Bill Halliday, Healdsburg 
  • Kristin McKenna, Madera 
  • Janet Matos, King City 
  • Candace Reines, Perris 
  • Jordan Reeves, Gridley

Star Advisor Awards      

This year the State Star Advisor program will start on April 26, 2019. We are asking that the finalist and one FFA chapter student representative from the high school arrive on Friday, April 26 at 10:00AM for the Delegate interview. Please go to the second floor of the Anaheim Convention Center North Building, Room 262B .  

The next day on April 27, 2019 as part of the 4th general session, a special recognition will take place honoring all six regional winners, as well as announcing the 2019 State Star Advisor. To participate in the ceremony you should check in at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the Information Booth in the foyer between Hall A and the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center. 

2019 Regional Star Advisor Finalists:

  • Dane White, Galt 
  • Ken Dias, Clovis-East 
  • Rosemary Cummings, Nipomo 
  • Lindsay Cox, Holtville 
  • Tom Vasquez, Cottonwood-West Valley

Star Counselor Award      

The Star Counselor Award program will start on April 26, 2019. We are asking that the finalist and one FFA chapter student representative from the high school arrive on Friday, April 26 at 10:00AM for the Delegate interview. Please go to the second floor of the Anaheim Convention Center North Building, Room 263A .  

The next day on April 27, 2019 as part of the 4th general session, a special recognition will take place honoring all six regional winners, as well as announcing the 2019 State Star Counselor. To participate in the ceremony you should check in at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the Information Booth in the foyer between Hall A and the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center. 
 
2019 Regional Star Counselor Finalists: 
  • Rosa Campos, Le Grand 
  • Ever Flores, Healdsburg 
  • Christina Braaten, Lemoore 
  • Amanda Dobberpuhl, Shandon 
  • Maureen Fernandes, Hemet 

Star Supporting Staff Award      

The Star Supporting Staff Award program will start on April 26, 2019. We are asking that the finalist and one FFA chapter student representative from the high school arrive on Friday, April 26 at 10:00AM for the Delegate interview. Please go to the second floor of the Anaheim Convention Center North Building, Room 263B .  

The next day on April 27, 2019 as part of the 4th general session, a special recognition will take place honoring all six regional winners, as well as announcing the 2019 State Star Supporting Staff. To participate in the ceremony you should check in at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the Information Booth in the foyer between Hall A and the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center. 
 
2019 Regional Star Supporting Staff Finalists: 
  • Tania Runnels, Waterford 
  • Darlene Demmers, Firebaugh 
  • Sherri Hurst, Escondido 
  • Lynette Corning, Red Bluff 

Star Reporter Award      

The Star Reporter Award Program will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019. The interview will start at 10:00AM at the Anaheim Convention Center North Building, Room 263C . 

The results of the Star Reporter Award program will be announced during the 5th General Session Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00PM.

2019 Regional Star Reporter Finalists:

  • Elizabeth Watkins, Modesto-Central Catholic 
  • Josie Davidson, Sebastopol-Analy 
  • Amanda Cuen, Firebaugh 
  • Clarissa Rios, King City 
  • Melany Lopez, Holtville 
  • Samantha Downey, Etna

Star State Degree      
The 2019 Star State Degree Finalists will be recognized during the Opening Session on April 26, 2019 at 1:00PM in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. These students should be in official dress uniform to appear on stage and receive their award.

STAR IN AG PLACEMENT FINALISTS

  • Darren Borba, Gustine 
  • Jacob Lepori, Sebastopol-Analy 
  • Raul Morales, Madera 
  • Mackenzie Hearne, King City 
  • Daniel Lopez, Julian 
  • Ty Cota, Gridley 

STAR IN AGRIBUSINESS FINALISTS

  • Ashlee Anderson, Turlock 
  • Preston Pauls, Reedley-Immanuel 
  • Clayton Guy, Pine Valley-Mt. Empire 
  • Jace Airehart, Sutter

STAR IN AGRISCIENCE FINALISTS

  • Sam Norgrove, Healdsburg 
  • Kimberlina Santos, Madera 
  • Dean Hill, Templeton 
  • Madison Feaster, Menifee-Heritage 

STAR FARMER FINALISTS

  • Joshua Heupel, Merced-Golden Valley
  • Emilly Hambly, Healdsburg 
  • Austin Thompson, Clovis 
  • Kayla Zalesny, Nipomo 
  • William Claflin, Redlands-Grove 
  • Steel Powell, Sutter 

Web Page Award Finalists      
The Web Page Award Program will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019. The interview will start at 10:00 AM in ACC North Room 264A 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 Saturday April 27, 2019 at 8:00PM. 

2019 Web Page Award Finalists:
  • Chowchilla
  • Holtville
  • Livingston
  • Merced
  • St. Helena
  • Westminster
 

   
 
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