The Atwater FFA Novice and Advance Parliamentary Procedure teams qualified for the California FFA Parliamentary Procedure State Final Championships to be held at Fresno State University in April with top finishes at the regional finals held at Merced College on March 27th.
With regional finalists Buhach Colony, Galt, Galt – Liberty Ranch, Mariposa, and Turlock – Pitman competing, Atwater FFA’s Novice team placed 1st overall. The Novice team consisted of Tommy Her, Daryl Dorsey, Amanjot Gandhoke, Summer Lee, Genesis Robledo, Mai Vang and Hayley Rojas. With regional finalists Buhach Colony, Ceres – Central Valley, Galt, LeGrand, Mariposa, and Ripon competing, Atwater FFA’s Advanced team placed 4th overall taking the final qualifying slot for the championships in April. The Advanced team consisted of Emma Reyes, Dayana Argueta, Jeff Clark, Jasmine Flores, Courtney Creighton, and Callie Norton.
Parliamentary procedure is a set of rules, ethics, and customs governing meetings of clubs, organizations, legislative bodies, and other deliberative assemblies. FFA students throughout California participate in various parliamentary procedure contests where students demonstrate their public speaking, understanding, and implementation of skills.
“This is an opportunity to get students involved in an application that develops and strengthens public speaking, critical thinking, and leadership skills that can be applied towards any academic and career endeavor,” said Atwater FFA coach/instructor Shelby West.
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