Southwest High School's FFA members took two-thirds of the southern region California top awards recently.
During the past month El Centro FFA chapter members were interviewed by four of six California state officers for state star farmer and state star placement in agriculture awards. State president Jacob Wenger of Modesto FFA, state vice president Molly Fagundes from Atwater FFA, state treasurer Jeff Alves from Galt FFA and state sentinel Gabriel Ponce from Santa Maria FFA interviewed Garrett Bishop for star farmer and Justin Pritchard for star placement in agriculture Feb. 24.
Garrett and Justin left Saturday to the state FFA convention in Fresno, Garrett to find out if he won the awards for forage production and diversified crop production in placement. He also was interviewed for the Western Farm Service scholarship. Garrett has been working on his family farm for the last 10 years and has been involved in 4-H and FFA.