From left to right: Chloe Silva, Jackson Powers, and Joshua Buchan pose on stage with their medals.


On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Nipomo FFA hosted its 15th annual Winter Banquet at Nipomo High School. The event was run by Nipomo FFA’s Officer team and Leadership class. Members were recognized for their achievement in obtaining the Greenhand degree, Chapter degree, FFA Letter, and for competing at the 2017 Opening and Closing Ceremonies contest at Cal Poly.

Three special students were also recognized for being outstanding in the three categories of the FFA three ring model which includes FFA, SAE, and Classroom. The three students in the month of December were Josh Buchan, Chloe Silva, and Jackson Powers.

Over 200 parents and members of Nipomo FFA attended the event. The Greenhand degree is an achievement that only freshman agricultural students can obtain. Once the students reach their sophomore year, they are able to obtain their Chapter degree. Earning a degree no matter what level, is a huge honor in the FFA. Juniors and seniors in agriculture education were able to earn their FFA letter, which they can sport on their letterman jackets.

After asking Chloe Silva how it felt to be recognized at the Winter Banquet for being outstanding in the classroom during the month of December, she replied, “I was really surprised and excited when I heard my name get called. It was an amazing experience that I will always remember. The medal that I was awarded is now hanging in my room.”

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The 15th annual Nipomo FFA Winter Banquet was a huge achievement for the officers, leadership team, and the members who received awards. This banquet was another successful event, that will go down in Nipomo FFA history.