Stagg’s FFA Chapter won gold and silver at the first Central Region competition of the year. 

The Future Farmers of America competition held at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds included Northern California chapters as far as Sutter Creek.

Out of the thirty freshmen Greenhand teams, Stagg won silver  and out of the fourteen Officer teams, Stagg won gold. 

The competing Greenhand team members were Michael Smith, Lilia Bowens, Neveah Torres-Gann, Ariana Cabrera, Jesse Segura, and Kassandra Kalandreli. 

Stagg’s Officer team is Flor Ibarra, Abbey Perreira, Aremi Flores-Cruz, Marissa Gutierrez, Richard Ruiz, and Jennika Ochoa. 

“ I feel they did excellent, “ FFA advisor Daniel Barrett said. “ It was a vast improvement from the previous year…We placed bronze last year, due to having more freshman,” Daniel Barrett said. Officers Jennika Ochoa,and Flor Ibarra agreed. “ We were more prepared and already knew what to expect compared to last year,” FFA Reporter Ochoa said. “ We had more communication with one another and that’s what made the difference.” FFA President Ibarra said. 

“Placing higher than other teams feels really good because this is only our second year of having FFA and it shows people who we are,” FFA Secretary Aremi Flores-Cruz said. “This means that we have potential and it also shows us that we can get things done if we try our best. ”