Senior Marc Cabeliza has made Pioneer Valley Higher School history as the first pupil to be picked as 2021-22 California FFA Affiliation president.
Cabeliza was picked for the position very last weekend in Sacramento in the ultimate stage of an substantial two-month job interview course of action, according to Santa Maria Joint Union Substantial University District spokesman Kenny Klein.
Even though the journey main up to his assortment was “nerve-wracking,” the senior Panther claimed he observed convenience in his fellow candidates and his help procedure back dwelling.
“I want to thank all the folks that helped me realize this accomplishment. My family, ag instructors, coaches, PV instructors and mentors. They have all performed a component in molding me into the particular person I am nowadays,” Cabeliza stated.
According to Klein, Cabeliza will defer his acceptance to Cal Poly to devote the future calendar year towards his president responsibilities in the metropolis of Galt, where by he will work with his fellow elected officers.
Their perform as condition FFA ambassadors will include things like agriculture outreach, creating and utilizing curriculum by way of higher university chapter visits, and coordinating regional and state FFA conferences, Klein stated.
The agriculture faculty at Pioneer Valley shared in Cabeliza’s excitement, praising him for his difficult do the job and motivation to FFA over the past 4 years.
“We are all so very pleased of him as ag teachers. He is a product or service of what FFA and agriculture instruction can do for a student who invests in the courses we have listed here in the [district],” a group of school mentioned in a prepared assertion.