Sectional Opening & Closing



November 9, 20164- The Madera  FFA hosted the annual West Fresno Madera Sectional Opening & Closing Contest. The contest was attended by 12 schools, including Chowchilla, Firebaugh, Mendota and Kerman, and had over 300 students participate. This year Madera FFA had forty-two students attend the contest and were represented by one officer team, four open teams and two novice teams. In true Madera fashion these teams came to win and numerous students brought home awards.


In the highly competitive officer division, which only FFA chapter officers may enter, the Madera FFA officer team placed first with Deme Maricall,  Nicole Ramirez and Gilberto Ortega wowed the judges with their speaking parts and took home the Outstanding President, Outstanding Vice President and Outstanding Sentinel awards. The five open teams had a great night as well. All four of the open teams brought home plaques,one first, a second and two thirds, with Laura Castrejon, Sabrina McCann, Chris O’Haro, Mark Cavallero, Yesmani Gonzalez, Deme Marical, and Brittany Adams receiving Outstanding Officer honors. 


The Freshmen Novice teams put in numerous hours of work to prepare for their first competition and their hard work paid off as both teams brought home team awards. The teams were both awarded second. Nine individual students performed extremely well and received Outstanding Awards in their rooms. Frank Chivara, Daniel Kerber, Ana Salas, Diego Hipolito, Emily Pimentel, Jose Ortega, Andrew Copland, Angelita Guillen and Sagrario Garcia all received Outstand Awards for their respective offices. 


The Madera FFA chapter would like to thank Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Lopez, Michael Valencia, & Sukhvir Singh for volunteering their time and judging the opening & closing competition. Without amazing supporters like you our chapter could not be as successful as we are.


Teams were as follows:


Novice- Greenhand Officers- 1st place                           

President- Oswalso Garcia                                              

Vice President-  Arthur Cuevas    

Secretary-  Jennifer Jimenez                        


Reporter-  Geovanny Nieto                           

Sentinel-   Esmerelda                       


Officer-  1st                                                                

President- Deme Marical- -Outstanding                                                   

Vice President- Nicole Ramirez- Outstanding                    

Secretary- Carme Jacinto                                       

Treasurer- Jose Ortega                          

Reporter- Jaden Koretoff                                          

Sentinel- Gilberto Ortega- Outstanding                                    


Open- 1st                                                                   

President- Susana Villa                             

Vice President- Frank Chavira- Outstanding                                

Secretary-  Juana Hernandez                                         

Treasurer- Adrian Sabian                         

Reporter- Aman Kaur- Outstanding                                                      

Sentinel- Cesar Chavez                                                 


Open- No Place                                                            

President- Cecilia Carbajal                                              

Vice President- Lilly Perez                                              

Secretary- Roldolfo Rodriguez                                        

Treasurer- Jennifer Zapata                                              

Reporter- Nicole Rider                                                    

Sentinel- Tristan Houlding                                               


Novice- 2nd Place

President- Jonhnny Saldana

Vice President- Jose Ortega- Outstanding

Secretary- Angelita Guillen- Outstanding

Treasurer- Sagrario Garcia- Outstanding

Reporter- Juana Hernandez

Sentinel-  Andrew Copland- Outstanding



Open 1st Place

President- Laura Castrejon- Outstanding 

Vice President- Sabrina McCann- Outstanding

Secretary- Delaney Morales

Treasurer- Jessica Martinez

Reporter- Aracelli Villa

Sentinel-  Armantha Galindo



Open 3rd Place

President-  Trinisha Lee

Vice President- ELisabet Bautista

Secretary- Tais Becerra

Treasurer- Daniel Leroy

Reporter- Gieel Pedraza

Sentinel-  Yesmani Gonzalez- Outstanding



Open- 2nd Place

President- Jasbir Singh

Vice President- Emely Solis

Secretary- Deme Marcial - Outstanding

Treasurer- Jessie Mann

Reporter- Brittany Adams- Outstanding

Sentinel- Jennifer Robles








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