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CSU, Chico Student Elected California State FFA President

CSU, Chico Student Elected California State FFA President

CSU, Chico Agriculture Science and Education major Hannah Garrett was elected president of the 70,000-member California State FFA Association. The announcement came April 24, at the 84th Annual California State FFA Leadership Conference in Fresno, Calif.

“Hannah went through a grueling week of interviews, on-stage questions and interviews, and she shined,” said College of Agriculture Outreach Coordinator Audrey Denney. “We are so fortunate to have such a genuine, talented young woman of character call Chico State her home.”

As one of six members of the 2012-2013 state officer team, Garrett, a first-year student, will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the state FFA organization, including motivating members and promoting the organization. She will facilitate conferences for students, meet industry leaders in California, and teach agriculture classes at approximately 100 schools statewide.

“It is an incredible opportunity that she gets to be a part of this next year, and I am completely confident that she will excel and inspire an immeasurable amount of high school students,” Chico State student and past California State FFA officer Jessica Vazquez said. “I am so proud of her and could not think of a better person to serve as the State FFA president.”