Attending our hometown competition, the Best Informed Greenhand, Job Interview, Livestock Judging, and Small Engines teams competed at the Merced College Field Day on Saturday March 18th. Jordan DelWorth, Kathleen Stalnaker, and Jacob Trinidad were our Best Informed Greenhand (B.I.G.) contestants, taking part in not only the field day, but their sectional competition at the same time. The sectional competition is the qualifier for the state level competition in May. The team brought home the blue ribbon, taking first in the sectional contest, with Kathleen Stalnaker as the 1st High Individual, Jordan DelWorth as 4th High Individual, and Jacob Trinidad as 7th High Individual. In the field day as a whole the team was 6th High Team!
Out in the mud Abigail Douglas, Madyson Paschall, Brittany Perry, Tanner Torell, Gauge McMullen, and Paige Rahn competed in the Livestock Judging contest. Overall the team was 2nd in swine with Abigail Douglas as the 3rd High Individual for the sub contest, 3rd in goats, 4th in beef, Brittany Perry placed as the 4th in the sheep sub contest, and the team was 5th in reasons. Overall they placed 3rd out of dozens of teams!
Back in the conference room Joslyn Campos, Kristina Ramos, and Morgan Sousa were competing in Job Interview. After a series of mock interviews and a review of their portfolios they came out on top as the 1st high team! Kristina Ramos was the 1st High Individual and Morgan Sousa took 4th High Individual.
Small Engines had an eventful day in the shop working on identifying damage and repairing their engines. They didn’t place, but walked away with newfound knowledge and a passion to work hard for their upcoming contests. Overall the day was immensely successful! Congratulations to all, your hard work and dedication is paying off!
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