Three teams and an individual student from Chino Valley High School (CVHS) competed in the Arizona FFA State Career Development Events (CDE) Day March 7 at the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, and came home with some impressive placements.
CVHS Agriculture teacher Casey Farnsworth, who accompanied the students to the State competition, along with fellow Ag teacher, Brandon Watkins, said his students are tough competitors.
"Our students have all done a great job and have worked so hard, even on their own time to study and prepare for these district and state contests," Farnsworth said. "We are extremely proud of these kids and all they do. We will try again even harder next year in hopes of a couple of state titles."
Farnsworth said he values the agriculture knowledge among community members in Chino and Paulden, and invites them to help in educating his students.
"We are always looking for individuals within the community who can bring their knowledge and skill to assist these students," Farnsworth added. "If you may be interested, we would love to build that partnership."
People can call Farnsworth at the high school at 928-636-2298.
The CVHS Meats Evaluation team, which took first in the District competition at Yavapai College Chino campus in February, placed 8th out of 40 teams at state, with teammate Kyle Larson placing 4th in Individual Overall at state. The team is comprised of Eric Call, Mariah Hull, Kyle Larson and Chris Andregg.
Chino's Maddie Zambrano, who took first in Job Interview Individual category at the district competition, placed 11th at state. She competed in the areas of personal interview, employment application, telephone skills, cover letter, resume, and reference letters.
The CVHS Aquaculture team placed 9th out of 39 teams at state, and is comprised of students Kelsey Stokes, Justin Ward, Jackson Brown and Brawley Darby.
Additionally, the following CVHS students were selected for the Arizona FFA Chorus: Rory Stupak, Justin Geise, Alex Prescott and Jackson Brown.