SENIOR ALL A’s – Abigail Crowder and Courtney Whitesel.
JUNIOR ALL A’s – Grace Collins, Evelyn Downey, Heidi Livingston, Mya Maloy, Katie Reichard, Derick Williams, and Morgan Wymer.
SOPHOMORE ALL A’s – Ryan Armantrout, Kyle Buckingham, Ian Glunt, Collin Perry, Hunter Reagan, Tabius Reagan, Erik Terriquez, Michael Vore, and Chloe Wyatt.
FRESHMEN ALL A’s – Mariah Claywell, Camden Downey, Katherine Elliott, Hannah Fischer, Braydon Hoggatt, Emily Livingston, Carlee Rismiller, Andrea Sanders, and Christina Sowinski.
8th GRADE ALL A’s – Parker Abel, Madeline Burns, Jude Connor, Kalam Denney, Sylaris Denney, Emily Evans, Gabriela Gonzalez-Neels, Parker Kerns, and Elly O’Connor.
7th GRADE All A’s – Owen Dowler, Camryn Fischer, Zackary Fulk, Rylan Glunt, Jesse Gonzalez, Angel Nieto, and Sullivan Thomas.
SENIOR A’s & B’s – Emalee Bocanegra, Success Brodie, Maria Casillas-Romero, Jacob Curry, Brayden Davis, Madison Fischer, Mason Good, Reagan Hoggatt, Britney Kniesly, Cameron Luster, Bryant Mote, Rachel New, Graci Price, Carmen Sigler, Sophia Spence, and Corey Whitesel.
JUNIOR A’s & B’s – Payne Abel, Quinton Adkins, Allen Gonzalez, Mackenzie Green, Shelby King, Ethan Mann, Emily O’Connor, Bryten Stewart, Spencer Thomas, and Braxton Wright.
SOPHOMORE A’s & B’s – Gabriel Addington, Areli Banda, Cristian Cardona, Mackenzie Charles, Hanna Denney, Madison Garrett, ShyAnne Mays, Alexandria Partin, and Taylor Rains.
FRESHMEN A’s & B’s – Peyton Bogue, Mark Brown, Hunter Curry, Cale Jefferis, Hailee Jones, Grace Lutz, Skylie Lutz, Rylan Mote, Angie Osornio-Machuca, Kali Strait, and Brenden Wright.
8th GRADE A’s & B’s – Brandon Courtney, Malea Dean, Landen Dickmann, Erika Grimes, Kaylee Hardwick, Raquel Jasso, Heather Lawrence, Emeren Lopez-Mariscal, Evan Mann, Lilyana McCallister, Whitney Sells, and Grace Shoemaker.
7th GRADE A’s & B’s – Annalise Banda, Skylar Dye, Andrew Osornio-Machuca, Kylie Raymond, Corbin Richards, Makenna Simmons, Alec Spence, and Kaybree Ward.
All A’s- Michael Durbin, Mylo Jasso, Jackson Liss, Wesley Miller, Ava Reichard, Treyton Spence, and Aaliyah Jones.
All A’s and B’s- Domanick Auske, Gavin Dunlap, Alanna Escobar, Victoria Floreano, Evan Forrester, Tre Gellinger, Justin Gonzalez, Kolby Hinkle, Caleb Holder, Cael Holt, Ivan Osornio-Machuca, Braydon Pratt, Kayleigh Prescott, and Kasian Shelby.
All A’s- Kara Allen, Valeria Avila, Logan Besser, Allyson Carter, Gabriella Huston, Novah Mote, and Mia Reichard.
All A’s and B’s- Charles Beam, Mylie Bocanegra, Quenton Charles, Levi Clark, London Cotter, Sofia Emrick, Ryleigh Jones, Emmi Kreiner, Cameron Miller, Dawson Overleese, Kaitlan Ramirez Crawford, and Asa Vaughn.
All A’s- Andrew Bowers, Lindsey Evans, Campbell Kerns, and Brianna Williams.
All A’s and B’s- Arleth Banda, Jasmin Buggs, Zuriel Burkett, Jayson Connor, Kya Davis, Carter Dupuis, Gavin Elmore, Chloe Fox, Nikolai Leedom, Eliza Lewis, Aaden Linder, Ezequiel Mayorga, Sophia Noggle, Nathaniel Partin, Khyira Randall, Maxwell Retter, and Oscar Reyna Ochoa.
All A’s- Shelby Arnold, Elianna Banda, Emma Blankley, Vanderlei Burkett, Luke Collins, Ena Durbin, Colton Emrick, Ava Jefferis, Gracie Jones, Keegan Livingston, Quincy Middaugh, Evelynn Miller, Jace O’Connor, Gabrielle Ordonez, Marisol Osornio, Becca Overleese, Elizabeth Prinkey, Oaklee Reichard, Addison Thornburg, Jacob Thornburg, and Kiernan Watson.
All A’s and B’s- Isabella Bahena, Raquel Carmona, Lee Charles, Jayden Chavez, Miranda Clark, Madilynne Cotter, Blake Curry, Maegan Dickmann, Rachel Eley, Andrew Gahret, Mikaylee Hoffman, Brennan Hoggatt, Mya LaFuze, Zachary Ordonez, Landon Ramirez Crawford, Auston Roth, Kamran Shelby, Carter Sickels, Rodney Sickels, Bailey Sites, Trendon Spence,and Sydney Welch.
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In 1928, in a meeting room in the Baltimore Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, 33 young farm-boys charted a course for their future, affecting the lives of millions of students thereafter. At this initial meeting, the FFA Chapter (Future Farmers of America) began. At the time of its inception, the FFA was created for those living and working on farms across the United States, and for those who wished to study agriculture. Today, with its name changed to represent the diverse and changing interests of members and reflect the expanded agricultural opportunities encompassing science, business and technology, in addition to production farming, the National FFA Organization is 650,000 members strong.
At Union City Junior/ Senior High School, FFA is one of the largest co-curricular clubs in which students can participate. It is a part of a 3-step model that includes Classroom Instruction, FFA Activities, and Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs that allow students to gain career skills in Agriculture. Union City is blessed to have two FFA Advisers, Ron Smith and Cindy (Mote) Nunez, who oversee all classes and organizational meetings. With two advisers, students at UCJSHS have the opportunity to enroll in more agriculturally based classes while having greater chances to participate in the numerous FFA activities that are planned locally, regionally, and nationally.
According to Nunez, “FFA offers a wide variety of Career Development Events (CDE’s) and Leadership Development Events. These events are offered at the county, district, state, and national levels. Students can compete in contests ranging from livestock, soils, crops, forestry, dairy judging, to leadership contests such as demonstrations, public speaking, and creed speaking.” Adds Smith, “Our students are also able to participate in hands-on CDE’s like Small Engines and Welding because of us having two advisers and a strong, parental support team.” Recently, the UCJSHS FFA Chapter has seen great success at these events and competitions. The Dairy Foods, Dairy, and Crops teams have qualified for the state, and Meats teams placed 4th and 5th at the state level. The Soils and Dairy Teams placed first in Randolph County, and the Small Engines and Soils teams placed very high in the District. As individuals, Derick Williams placed first in the District and top-6 in the state in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking contest, and Rylan Glunt qualified for the State Soils CDE as a Jr. Individual. Katie Reichard placed first in the Soils CDE for the second straight year, and Ian Glunt and Braydon Hoggatt placed 6th in the very competitive District 9 Small Engines CDE.
In order to support the organization’s activities, the 28 members selflessly raise the funds needed for a successful Chapter. In the fall, the UC members host a hog raffle, in the winter they sell fruits and nuts, and in the spring they sponsor a chicken dinner. Money earned from the group’s fundraisers go toward covering the costs of judging fees, conventions, leadership camps, and community service activities. The UC FFA Alumni also financially support many of the Chapter’s activities, namely the End of Year Banquet.
What started out as a simple group for farmers has grown into one of the nation’s largest organizations. Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Now, the organization is expanding the nation's view of "traditional" agriculture and finding new ways to infuse agriculture into the classroom. And at Union City Junior/ Senior High School, FFA opportunities are definitely taking root.