Patterson FFA was recently recognized as National Champions in the National FFA Convention Hall of States Competition. Patterson FFA members Samantha Wisbar, Jasmine Collins, Daniela Valenzuela and Xandra Carter and Agriculture Department Chair and FFA Advisor Kendall Green recently attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Patterson FFA members created an educational booth that represented California Agriculture at the Hall of Chapters competition during the California FFA State Convention in April. That win allowed these FFA members to move on to the Hall of States Competition at the National Convention.

For three days, the students interacted with FFA members, FFA advisors, agricultural professionals and special guests at the National FFA Convention in the booth. The booth included a 4-foot wooden State of California painted by Patterson FFA and PHS art student Bryce Kelly.

The booth also depicted the top 20 Agricultural commodities, with informational signs and commodity examples in baskets.

The display also included two laptops with an interactive game for visitors to use to learn more about California Agriculture.

As visitors came to the booth, Patterson FFA members passed out almond samples donated by Blue Diamond.

“The Patterson FFA members are extremely excited about this national win, as California FFA has never won this competition before,” Green said.

“The win would not have been possible without the kind donation of almonds from Blue Diamond and the assistance from Yosemite Farm Credit in Patterson with shipping to Indianapolis, and the hard work put together by Bryce Kelly to beautifully paint the wooden State of California!” Green added.

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