Atwater FFA Members Have A Ball!
Over 150 Atwater High School FFA members participated in the 16th annual FFA “Bowling Tournament” Meeting on March 13that Bellevue Bowl in Atwater. The purpose of the meeting was to create an opportunity for FFA members to participate in a recreational activity and develop one’s social and team building skills.
The Atwater FFA holds monthly meetings, scheduled at a regular time and guided by a sound agenda, that provide an efficient transaction of business, promote chapter unity and encourage better attendance. Chapter meetings are excellent learning and teaching tools. “The important thing to realize is that the chapter meetings are planned and run by the students,” says FFA Advisor Kim Macintosh, “Tonight’s meeting was an excellent way to bring everyone together as a chapter.”
Trophies were awarded to the top three teams. Joel Rojas, Logan Herrera, Mathew Mason, and Tyree Harris placed 1st overall as a team and earned the championship for the tournament. Hayley Vargas, Litzy Suastigui, Yahaira Reyes, Flor Agundis, and Vanessa Varela placed 2nd overall as a team. John Ochoa, Isaac Duran, and Jerry Rodriguez were recognized as 3rd place team finishers. Specialty awards were given to individuals during the tournament. The ¨Maybe I Need A New Sport¨ award went to Daniel de la Rosa, the ¨Oh Spare Me¨ award went to Logan Herrera, the ¨Strike it Up¨ award went to Joel Rojas, the ¨I’m Just Happy To Be Here¨ award went to Cristal Venegas, the ¨Mrs. King Pen¨ award went to Hayley Vargas, and the ¨Official Non-PBA¨ award went to Flor Agundis.
FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA was created in 1928 as Future Farmers of America; the name was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture. Today, over half a million-student members are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry. Student success remains the primary mission of the FFA.
This was the 16th year in a row Bellevue Bowl has sponsored and supported this popular student event. “Bellevue Bowl is just one example of the continued support our AHS students and agriculture program receives from our community and local businesses,” said Atwater High School Director of Activities Nathan Braga, “Our goal is to make a positive difference in young people’s lives, and this event is an example of being able to get together and enjoy each other’s company.”
For more information on the Atwater High School Agriculture Department and Atwater FFA, please log on the website www.AtwaterFFA.org .
Atwater High School Agriculture Department
PO Box 835 / 2201 Fruitland Ave
Atwater, CA 95301