Gridley High School’s Future Farmers of America held their annual Spring Banquet, themed “Spring Fiesta” last Thursday, May 9. The banquet included a fiesta themed table settings and room decorations. Heather and Curtis Platter served dinner. After the wonderful dinner, two hundred people watched as members of the Gridley FFA received awards for their projects and dedication to the FFA program. Each year, Gridley FFA honors an outstanding citizen in the community as the Gridley FFA Honorary Member. This year’s recipient was Celina Garcia, one of Gridley High school’s secretaries. Every year Gridley FFA presents four awards to various members who have shown qualities that all FFA members should possess. These individuals show premier leadership, career success and personal growth. The Greenhand Award is awarded to a freshman or first year AG member. This member must show outstanding qualities within the FFA and have the desire to grow his or herself through FFA. Tyler Wilkerson received the Star Greenhand Award. The Star Chapter Award is given to a second year member who has shown dedication to the chapter. Taylor Weiss was awarded the Star Chapter Award. The Star Farmer award is given to a member who has shown outstanding projects and is well diversified. Nicole Reis received the Star Farmer Award. The Blue and Gold Award is given to a member that is essentially the workhorse of our chapter. Raina Wright received the Blue and Gold Award. The night ended with the installation of Gridley FFA’s 2013-2014 Chapter Officer Team. The 2012-2013 Gridley FFA Officer Team consisting of Fraine Cox (President), Shyann Waters (Vice President), Sandra Dreesmann (Secretary), Kyle Duran (Treasurer), Raina Wright (Reporter), Hayden Shadd (Sentential), and Mackenzie Naylor (Historian) installed the new Officer Team. The 2013-2014 Gridley FFA Chapter Officer Team will consist of Katie Paredes (President), Abigail Pfister (Vice President), Samantha Waterbury (Secretary), Austin Howard (Treasurer), Tyler Wilkerson (Reporter), Jack Becker (Sentential), and Clara Rudd (Historian). Gridley FFA would like to thank everyone who came and supported Gridley FFA’s members. We hope to see the community supporting Gridley FFA at the Silver Dollar Fair starting May 22.