Letters: Help send Winters FFA to the National Convention

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Joe Aguiar, Bianca Dyer Gonzalez, Ava Skinner and Allison Aguiar will be competing in the Ag Sale Competition at the National FFA Convention representing California at the end of October. The Friends of Winters FFA is doing a Donation Drive to help with their travel expenses. (Courtesy photo)

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A Winters Express Letter to the Editor

Winters High School FFA Ag Sales Team placed First in the State Competition and is now on their way to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. at the end of October! There, this team of four, Joe Aguiar, Ava Skinner, Bianca Dyer Gonzalez and Allison Aguiar, will represent California in the Ag Sales Competition at the highest level.

Ag Sales is a CDE (Career Development Event) that focuses on teaching students how to sell and market products, specifically in the agricultural industry. The team competes in three components: team, individual and a written test. It takes performing well in all three components to win a high team, also known as First place.

The Winters High Ag Sales team started back in January. From there they practiced and refined their skills to prepare for the State Competition. They additionally did smaller scale competitions, where they placed High Team at each competition. At the State Competition, they placed well in all of the categories, leading them to win High Team. That win is what has opened the door for them to attend and compete at the National FFA Convention.

This is an amazing opportunity and a once in a lifetime experience for these FFA students from Winters High School. We are starting a National Convention Donation Drive to help them with travel expenses. Please help us help them!

Donations can be made on our website under the Donation Drive tab, https://www.friendsofwintersffa.com/donationdrive or a check written to “Friends of Winters FFA” can be mailed to: P.O. Box 369, Winters, CA 95694.

We are excited to be able to help support this amazing experience for our Winters High School FFA Students and appreciate any support you can give us. They are excited to have this opportunity to not only compete at such a high level, but to experience the National FFA Convention and all it has to offer. Not only will they be representing California, but Winters as well as they will proudly wear their Winters FFA jackets at the convention.

Please feel free to contact us at Friendsofwintersffa@gmail.com with any questions. You can also follow their journey on our Friends of Winters FFA Facebook page.

ELLIOTT HERRERA, CARI KEIFER, PETER MAGGENTI, JILL AGUIAR
Friends of Winters FFA Board of Directors

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