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FFA exceeds the limits!


Last updated 4/26/2007 at Noon

Exceeding the limits, the theme of the 79th Annual California State Leadership Conference, is exactly what Fallbrook FFA members did last week. Throughout the duration of the conference, we had finalists in proficiencies, the novice parliamentary procedure team made it to the Semi Finals, and the judging teams were extremely successful at the Fresno State Field day! Eduardo Gonzalez and Tatiana Prestininzi were both finalists in their proficiency areas, and I was a finalist for the Star State Reporter. At the Fresno State Field Day, the Vegetable Crops Judging Team placed 2nd, and Jake Vivar was 5th high individual, the Ornamental Horticulture Team placed 5th, and Maggie Maratsos placed 4th individually, the BIG team placed 4th, and Wade Colburn placed 3rd high individual. Emily Sherman applied to be a state officer for the 2007-2008 school year, and although she did not make the final cut, she did an outstanding job representing the chapter, and showing her passion for the FFA. The Fallbrook FFA was proud to have these individuals represent our members at the California State FFA Convention. The convention was also a fun, and new experience for many of our members. The Fallbrook FFA was also honored to have Mr. O’Connor, the school board president, attend the convention and get an insight about the FFA, and all that this organization has to offer. Last Saturday, the Fallbrook FFA took down a group of exhibitors to the Season Show Opener, a show put on by the Fallbrook Grange. The students were extremely successful and they all gained experience and knowledge from this show. Tonight the Fallbrook FFA members will begin planning next year by electing the 2007-2008 Officer Team. Tonight will be the beginning for nine individuals to have a great opportunity to give back to the Fallbrook FFA Chapter. These nine members will be installed at the Parent/Member BBQ on June 1st. I would like to send a special thank you to all of the parents who go with the members to these FFA events as well, such as Mr. and Mrs. Kooyman, and Mr. and Mrs. McGuire.

Star testing

Standardized Testing and Reporting, a phrase that has become common to Fallbrook High School individuals this week. Throughout these last few days, students have been tested in different academic areas such as math, English, and science in order for the state to measure the school’s performance. The Fallbrook High students have given their best effort on these tests and are determined to show how good the Fallbrook High School is. On May 1st, the 6 week grades will be coming out to parents, this is a progress report and the report cards do not come out until June. Dresses, boutonnières, and high heels, it is that time of year again, Prom. This year, the Junior/ Senior Prom will be held on May 12th, on the San Diego Hornblower. On May 23rd, there will be Common Planning, and the students at Fallbrook will start one hour later. I want to commend those students involved in the Schools for Schools program this week. This group of students have been raising money to contribute to the cause in Africa, and raising awareness about the Invisible Children group. Thank you for all of your time and effort to make this program such a success at our school! Go Warriors!


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