On Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, the Susanville FFA competed in the California State FFA finals in San Luis Obsipo at the Cal Poly State University campus.
The teams competed in floral, ag mechanics and vet science. These teams have been working hard all year to achieve at the state competition.
To be eligible to compete at state finals, both the agriculture mechanics and the vet science team had to be ranked in the top 24 in the state.
Vet science went into the contest ranked first and ag mechanics was ranked second.
The vet science team has two seniors, one junior and a freshman on the team.
They did outstanding at the competition and won the state championship.
The team was consistent in their placings, with three placing in the top 10.
Kassie Sandborg placed first high individual, Honesty Drake won second high individual, Carlene Simpson was seventh high individual and Waylon Miller was 26th high individual. The vet science team will be competing at nationals next October in Indianapolis, Indiana against the 49 other state champions as well as a team from Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The ag mechanics team consists of three seniors and a junior. They did great at the state competition and achieved third high team. Dallen Schwab placed fourth high individual in the state.
Floral has three returning members and one new member on their team this year. They went into the competition on Saturday after preliminaries on Friday and ranked first. Overall, floral placed ninth high team in the state.
The girls are excited to have all returning members next year and believe their team will continue to grow in plant and flower evaluation as well as in design.
Susanville FFA could not be more proud to share the achievements and hard work of their CDE teams.
Congratulations to all of the CDE teams. Good luck to the vet science team at the nationals.