At the end of every school year, the FFA president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, reporter, and sentinel are chosen.
This year’s officer team includes returning president, Madison Rice. Rice is a senior who is also involved in cheerleading, auxiliary, the Grizzly Gazette, and many more extra-curricular activities. Rice has shown lambs since her sophomore year and plans on continuing through her senior year.
The FFA VP this year is Toni Lopez, who will serve a second term. T. Lopez is also a senior involved with cheerleading, auxiliary, the Grizzly Gazette, and other outside activities. She showed goats during her freshman and sophomore years and lambs during her junior year. She plans to continue showing lambs this year.
“I’m excited for our officer team this year. I think we have some great potential and will bring something new to our agriculture department,” said T. Lopez.
Junior Sierra Lopez is this year’s FFA treasurer. Similar to T. Lopez and Rice, S. Lopez is involved with cheerleading, auxiliary, the Grizzly Gazette, and other extra-curricular activities. She will be showing lambs for the second year in a row.
Laura Salas is this year’s FFA secretary. Salas is a senior involved with volleyball and other activities. She plans on entering cookies in this year’s Porterville Fair.
This year’s reporter is senior Savannah Pipkin. She is a varsity water polo player in her free time, outside of FFA. Pipkin has shown hogs and chickens and plans to show lambs this year.
This year’s sentinel, Jose Solis, is a very active junior involved in many clubs and varsity water polo when not showing lambs. Solis will be showing lambs for the second time after taking the 12 place in show at the Tulare County Fair.
“I think this year’s team is a very diverse group of kids who are all different, but are able to work together. It will be a good learning experience for me and they are a good group of kids to start off with,” said new FFA advisor Audrey Collar.