September 20, 2021


Santa Maria History

Pioneer Valley college student makes background as freshly elected FFA president for South Coast Region | Training

Superior school college student Gillian Villa has built history as the initially from Pioneer Valley to be elected as president of the FFA South Coastline Area, representing 38 educational institutions across eight counties in California. 

Fellow Panther Elizabeth Beebe was elected as regional vice president and will serve together with Villa as a representative from the Santa Barbara area, according to Santa Maria Joint Union Significant School District spokesman Kenny Klein.

The South Coast Area stretches from San Jose to Los Angeles. 

The two college students had been selected by means of an considerable interview procedure, ending with a videotaped speech that was reviewed by delegates from all 39 schools in the area prior to a remaining vote.

“The whole course of action was one particular of the most tense, gratifying and most enjoyable ordeals that I have long gone as a result of,” Villa mentioned. “Observing my name being introduced as the 2021-22 South Coast regional president left me speechless while my mother embraced me in a hug.” 

Seeking in advance, school officers are hoping Villa and Beebe will get to show up at a regional officer management convention in northern California in July, if COVID-19 permits, alongside with the possibility to host a chapter officer management meeting in Oct.

“We are all so happy of these two youthful females. They have labored particularly challenging and we cannot wait to see what else they achieve in the upcoming year. They are both now leaders in our chapter, and now they will get to increase their techniques and develop even additional as leaders,” Pioneer Valley agricultural adviser Natalie Baldwin stated.