Legacy Starts with El Capitan FFA
By Branyon Bliss
El Capitan FFA Chapter Reporter
“Legacy Starts Here” was carefully and thoughtfully selected as the 2022-2023 El Capitan FFA theme while advisors and chapter officers attended the annual El Capitan FFA Chapter Officer Retreat. This three-day retreat involved the creation of this upcoming year’s
calendar, identifying the goals the El Capitan FFA Chapter would like to accomplish, revising and updating the chapter constitution, and strengthening the relationships and team building skills between the officers and advisors. The newly elected 2022-2023 chapter officer team includes Dylan Robinson, President; Adrian Miao, Vice-President; Jordan Garcia, Secretary; Esther Navarro, Treasurer; Branyon Bliss, Reporter; Zachary Escobar, Sentinel; Anahi Ortega, Historian, and Philip Miller, Parliamentarian. El Capitan’s FFA advisors are Mrs. Kaylyn Davenport, Ms. Rachel Day, Ms. Celia Casso, Mrs. Michaela Pignone, Mr. Daniel Fishman, and Mr. Eli Grant.
The El Capitan FFA officers are focused and enthusiastic about the new school year. They hope to increase the involvement of current members in their chapter, encourage leadership development among peers, and encourage all current FFA members to see the benefits that FFA can provide for personal growth and career success. The chosen theme, “Legacy Starts Here”, reflects El Capitan FFA officers' excitement for their chapter and its growth. This short, memorable phrase represents the need to look no further than right here in our own Agriculture program to build their legacy while in high school and beyond. “It also relates to El Capitan High School's motto, learn, love, lead, leave a legacy,” said FFA Advisor, Mrs. Pignone, “our hope is to help students identify that FFA is a great opportunity to learn necessary soft skills, build relationships with peers and community, lead others effectively, and leave a legacy by making a positive impact on others.”
El Capitan’s FFA program is expanding its course options, diversifying its judging teams, and bringing home awards at every contest it attends. The Legacy FFA members will build starts right here in the ECHS Agriculture department In the El Capitan FFA program. El Capitan’s Agricultural Department is extending its reach among students and community members as they work hard to continue the growth that has already begun. “I am most excited for this year's upcoming fair and projects”, said Chapter President Dylan Robinson.
“El Capitan FFA has shown that we are able to better ourselves and our chapter.” For more information about El Capitan Agriculture/FFA, please visit www.elcapitanffa.org or follow us on social media.