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Mission Statement
El Capitan FFA strives to make a lasting impact on members through agricultural education and experience allowing them to develop their full leadership potential for themselves and our community.
Student Leaders
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Chapter PresidentMegan CastanosHi, my name is Megan Castanos and I am your 2021-2022 chapter president. This year I am a senior and have raised and shown 4 market pigs for the fair and market beef. I started my FFA journey at Lakeside middle school and helped start the chapter. I have done opening and closing the past 4 years and I'm also on the meats judging team.
Chapter Vice PresidentMonica FerrisHi my name is Monica Ferris, I am currently a senior at El Capitan High School and this year I am serving as the chapter Vice President. This is my 5th year in FFA and my SAE projects are market steers, market swine along with doing an oat hay field. Throughout my years in FFA so far I have participated in opening and closing all three years, parliamentary procedure for a year and the livestock judging team. My hobbies outside of FFA include traveling California and Arizona jackpoting swine with my show team and steers. The past 2 years at the Eastern San Diego County Fair I have won grand champion market beef, 1st in beef showmanship this year, Supreme Champion beef, 3rd in swine showmanship this year and at the San Diego County Junior Fair I won 2nd in Advanced FFA swine showmanship
Chapter Vice PresidentSalyn MeasHello everyone! My name's Salyn Meas and I'm your 2021-2022 chapter reporter! I started out at Lakeside Middle School and I was the President there two years ago. I have competed in Opening and Closing, Agriscience, Parli Pro, Creed Speaking and I am on the meats judging team. I've also raised two market hogs and a pen of broilers for East County and one hog for Del Mar. I´ve shown and got second place in Novice Master Showmanship and won Novice Round Robin. I intern in the swine barn and I´m looking forward to having a great year and meeting all of you!
Chapter SecretaryMadison NicholsMy name is Madison Nichols, I am currently attending El Capitan High School as a senior. I am serving as this year's 2021-2022 chapter Secretary. This will be my 5th year as an FFA member, as my journey started at Lakeside Middle, serving as the chapter's first Sentinel. Over my last four years at El Capitan, I have raised a wide variety of animals like swine, lambs, and steers. I have been on the Farm records and livestock judging team ,the parliamentary procedure team, and was a lamb barn manager. I am looking forward to a fun and eventful year and can't wait for what is to come!
Chapter HistorianAnnallie ChavezHello, my name is Annallie Chavez, and I am EL Capitan's chapter historian. In middle school, Lakeside Middle school, I did agriscience about water lettuce. In my freshman year I shown chickens as my project. Over the summer I did an internship for El Cap's swines. This year, I hope to show pigs at the Del Mar fair and some smaller fairs by the school. I am looking forward to this year now that I can do so much more!
Chapter TreasurerSpencer AbramsonMy name is Spencer Abramson and I am your 2021-2022 Chapter Treasurer. I am now a junior and have been a part of the FFA for coming up on three years. I have raised two market hogs and completed a shop project for our Junior Fair. I served as a delegate for our chapter last year. I hope to have a great year full of activities!
Chapter SentinelChristian MunteanuMy name is Christian Munteanu and I am currently a Junior at El Capitan. I am serving as this year's 2021-2022 Chapter Sentinel. I have been doing agriculture since 6th grade and in my 8th-grade year, I was the Chapter Secretary. I did an agriscience project in my 7th-grade year and showed a rabbit my 8th-grade year, and in high school, I showed a market pig. I am on the meats judging team so far, but I hope to join more judging teams as the year continues. I've attended different competitions and events, the events I attended are State Convention, Indio Conference, Section Conference, Opening and Closing, and different Chapter events. I am looking forward to attending all the different events, competitions, meeting others, and I hope that everyone will have fun this year too!
Chapter ReporterSalyn MeasHello everyone! My name's Salyn Meas and I'm your 2021-2022 chapter reporter! I started out at Lakeside Middle School and I was the President there two years ago. I have competed in Opening and Closing, Agriscience, Parli Pro, Creed Speaking and I am on the meats judging team. I've also raised two market hogs and a pen of broilers for East County and one hog for Del Mar. I´ve shown and got second place in Novice Master Showmanship and won Novice Round Robin. I intern in the swine barn and I´m looking forward to having a great year and meeting all of you!
Chapter Elected Voting DelegateEthen JamesHi my name is Ethen James,I am one of 2021-2022 chapter delegates this is my fourth year in the FFA I have done pigs, agriscience and I am on the meat judging team I was the secritary while I was at LMS and this year I am raising a steer
Chapter Elected Voting DelegateRena WeinsteinHello my name is Rena Weinstein and i am your 2021-2022 delegate and i have been raising animals since i have 8 years old. I have been in the FFA for program for 4 years and i have enjoyed ever moment. My biggest project in FFA has been pigs which was so fun.
Chapter Farm ManagerSalyn MeasHello everyone! My name's Salyn Meas and I'm your 2021-2022 chapter reporter! I started out at Lakeside Middle School and I was the President there two years ago. I have competed in Opening and Closing, Agriscience, Parli Pro, Creed Speaking and I am on the meats judging team. I've also raised two market hogs and a pen of broilers for East County and one hog for Del Mar. I´ve shown and got second place in Novice Master Showmanship and won Novice Round Robin. I intern in the swine barn and I´m looking forward to having a great year and meeting all of you!
Regional PresidentSalyn MeasHello everyone! My name's Salyn Meas and I'm your 2021-2022 chapter reporter! I started out at Lakeside Middle School and I was the President there two years ago. I have competed in Opening and Closing, Agriscience, Parli Pro, Creed Speaking and I am on the meats judging team. I've also raised two market hogs and a pen of broilers for East County and one hog for Del Mar. I´ve shown and got second place in Novice Master Showmanship and won Novice Round Robin. I intern in the swine barn and I´m looking forward to having a great year and meeting all of you!
Program Vision Statements
Support/welcome all members
More Participation in fundraisers to help support what we need for this year to be able to do more activities.
Inform our new members the basis of chapter to help with their AG expirience
Show new members the importance of AG and the possibilies you can have doing AG.
Improve on equipment and replace tool that are old and broken.
Student Committees
CommitteeCommittee Summary and Objectives
Growing Leaders - Career Success
Chair: Lindsey Miller
Awards SAE CDE Within our committee we help advertise SAE, and CDE events in our chapter. WE also help members prepare for these competitions / events whether it be getting the information about different comps or getting a ride to compete. Our committee is dedicated to making these career development events run smoother.
Growing Leaders - Healthy Lifestyle
Chair: Kelcie James
Food Responsible for setting up, preparing, and cleaning up food. Ensure that the food is edible and serve food when needed.
Growing Leaders - Leadership
Chair: Megan Castanos
Our committee informs others of events and the leadership conferences that are going on throughout the year. We also help plan and put the activities on, like
Growing Leaders - Personal Growth
Chair: Madison Mulligan
The personal Growth committee is responsible for the set up and clean up of FFA events
Growing Leaders - Scholarship
Chair: Monica Ferris
Our committee strives to provide high level education for our members and community through events and activities. We hope to also find oppurtunities for our
Building Communities - Citizenship
Chair: Faith Millum
We want to help our community by cleaning, donating, fundraising, etc.
Building Communities - Economic Development
Chair: Spencer Abramson
This committee deals with anything related to the chapter raising money, chapter-wide fundraisers mostly.
Building Communities - Stakeholder Engagement
Chair: Megan Castanos
Executive and Banquet
Strengthening Agriculture - Agricultural Advocacy
Chair: Salyn Meas
Our committee's job is to handle the chapter´s social media pages and communicate with our community and other chapters around us. Our goals pertain to communicating with others and presenting what our chapter is all about and what we do.
Strengthening Agriculture - Agricultural Literacy
Chair: Skylar Rossi
We hope to ensure that the fair runs as smooth as possible and that all members are active and participate in fair activities.
Strengthening Agriculture - Chapter Recruitment
Chair: Emilia Milton
Our committee prides itself on building a strong FFA community from the inclusion of new and old members
Strengthening Agriculture - Safety
Chair: Hailey Mulligan
Our Committee will ensure the safety of our members participating in any of this years events.
Strengthening Agriculture - Support Group
Chair: Gavin Ames
Our committee is about supporting other groups inside and outside of AG.
 
         

Thursday, June 30, 2022
 
 

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