On October 12th around 20 freshman members attended the Greenhand Leadership Conference. The Greenhand Leadership Conference helps set freshman on the right path in FFA as they have the opportunity to get advice from older, more experienced FFA members. They get to meet new people from other chapters and see what they have done with their FFA time. The events that were held helped members understand what SAE and CDE projects were and pointed them in the right direction to pursue a career in agriculture. The Greenhand Leadership Conference helped members understand the true meaning of FFA. Our freshmen members were excited to get involved after the amazing and fun learning experience at GLC.
In the October meeting, we had a costume competition and a pumpkin carving contest.The costume competition consisted of all of the officers and many members, dressing up in funky outfits ranging from an old couple to and inflatable princess. There was even a Yoda! After the costume competition, the winners all received candy gift baskets. Next, we all headed down from the multi purpose room, where the meeting was held, to the wood shop where we got to carve pumpkins using our creativity into whatever we wished and a winner was chosen. All in all this meeting was a wonderful experience.
In the September Meeting we discussed about the Greenhand Leadership Conference which took place at the Paso Robles Fair Grounds on September 14th. We also announced our G.O.A.T. of the month which was Sam Baralogio. We informed everyone about the upcoming Ice Cream Social and Greenhand week. We informed the chapter about all the events coming up in the year.
Templeton came in with the big guns this year at the sectional level. Our five freshmen did insanely well at the speaking and informational contest with three of our members in the top 5, whom of which are all moving on to regionals in march. Abbey Bradey placed 2nd, Katy Simonin placing 4th, and Alic Aurignac placing 5th! Riley Mann will also be moving on to region!
Our own Templeton FFA members competed in a section wide speaking competition and did amazing. Our chapter President, Clarissa Ballo, won first place in the Job Interview competition. Jacob Madden received second place in the Extemporaneous public speaking competition. Brent Hill placed third in the Prepared competition. Eric Cooper earned fourth place in the Impromptu competition. Fantastic job to everyone who represented Templeton FFA and good luck to these four people who will be moving on to Regionals on March 24!
Recently the Templeton Parliamentary Procedure teams visited Modesto Junior College to compete with different teams across the state of California. These teams did great and they are making Templeton FFA proud! Keep up the great work Parli Pro!