Friday, February 01, 2013

Mission FFA judging teams win championships at Citrus Fiesta



The two Mission FFA citrus judging teams earned the Rio Grande Valley FFA District Championship in their division at this year’s Texas Citrus Fiesta Youth Show. The junior team consists of students in grades nine and ten. The senior team is made up of students in grades eleven and twelve.

To compete in this event, team members learn how to properly judge and identify 50 different varieties of citrus grown in the Rio Grande Valley. This annual event allows agricultural science students to get hands on experience in the citrus industry and other agri-businesses in the area and state.

In addition to their competitions, Mission FFA members helped set up this year’s event. Thirty Mission FFA students exhibited fruit, while others informed visiting members of the general public about the different varieties of fruit.

Mission FFA team members pictured are, from front to back: Itzel Lopez, Vanessa Calderon, Jose Calderon, April Cerda, Victoria Magallan, Alyssa Flores, Israel Davilla, Rolando Hinojosa, Johanna Jimenez, Jesus Ramos.

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