Atwater High School Agriculture Department
PO Box 835 / 2201 Fruitland Ave
Atwater, CA 95301
Atwater FFA Members Have A Ball During Recent Meeting!
Over 250 Atwater High School FFA members participated in the 17th annual FFA “Bowling Tournament” Meeting on March 12that 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. Gabby Luca, Olivia Stone, Hayley Vargas, Stephania Valdovinos, Daniel Lopez, and Galilea Avalos placed 1st overall as a team and earned the championship for the tournament. Everett Hill, Charles Aguilar, Jay Dugdale, Caleb Hand, and Vincent Gonzalez placed 2nd overall as a team. Simarjot Gandhoke, Ethan Slate, Garrett Creighton, Michael Bray, and Jarod Nickerson were recognized as 3rd place team finishers. Specialty awards were given to individuals during the tournament. The ¨Spare Me¨ award went to Oscar Perez, the ¨Ball Buster¨ award went to Frank Tejada, the ¨Gutter Ball¨ award went to Franklin Fuller, the ¨Male King Pin¨ award went to Jerrod Nickerson, and the ¨Female King Pin¨ award went to Alisa Hernandez.
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 17th 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 FFA advisor Shelby West. “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 .