2019-2020 Chapter Officer Team
This year's officer team is ecstatic for another exciting, energetic, and successful year! They hope to lead our chapter into becoming leaders themselves and to help them harness the values of the FFA, premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.
President: Doreen Dyt
Doreen Dyt is a senior at Orestimba High School. She served as Greenhand Vice President her freshman year, Chapter Vice President her junior year, and now serves as Chapter President. Her SAE project for the past three years has been a dairy animal, with two Replacement Heifers and one Registered Calf. She participated in Opening and Closing her freshman and junior year as well as the Parliamentary Procedure Team both her freshman, sophomore, and junior year. Her freshman year, she went to the state with Creed Speaking and participated in the Dairy Cattle Judging competition. Her sophomore year, she went to the Regional level with Prepared Speaking. Her junior year, she competed in Prepared Public Speaking where she placed 4th in California FFA. She has attended State Conference for the last three years and attended ALA last year. She held the Reporter position on the Tri-Rivers Sectional Officer Team for 2018-19. Outside of FFA, she is the Student Body President, past Newman 4-H President, and plays on the varsity volleyball team. Through her participation in the FFA, she has expanded her knowledge of the agriculture industry and has developed leadership skills
Vice President: Riley Marroquin
Riley Marroquin is a senior at Orestimba High School. She served as Greenhand Historian her freshman year and now serves as chapter Vice President. Her SAE projects have included raising & showing market sheep, and raising, caring for, & training a puppy. She participated in Opening and Closing her freshman year as well as the Parliamentary Procedure Team both her freshman and junior year, placing in the top 12 both years. Her freshman year, she competed in the Creed Speaking Competition and Dairy Cattle Judging. She has attended State Conference for the last three years as well as attended both National Convention and ALA. She currently holds the Secretary position on the Tri-Rivers FFA Sectional Officer Team. Outside of FFA, she is the Executive Public Relations officer, runs track, and plays on the varsity volleyball team.
Secretary: Jazmin Rodriguez
Jazmin Rodriguez is a junior at Orestimba High School. She was the 2017-2018 Greenhand Sentinel and served as the 2018-2019 Newman FFA Chapter Secretary. She raised a market lamb at the Stanislaus County Fair. She has attended the 90th and 91st California State FFA Leadership Conferences, Made for Excellence Conference, Chapter Officer Leadership Conference, and Camp Sylvester. She served as a delegate at the sectional and regional levels. She plans on attending the National FFA Leadership Convention, Advanced Leadership Academy, and the Washington Leadership Conference. Her CDEs include Impromptu Public Speaking and placing at 4th at the Sectional Competition, Parliamentary Procedure and placed in the Top 12 in the State, and also competing on the Veterinary Science Team. Outside of the FFA , she plays volleyball for Orestimba on the Varsity team.
Treasurer: Natalie Velasquez
Natalie Velasquez is a sophomore at Orestimba High School. She is also involved in a competition dance team outside of Orestimba at Cornerstone Dance Studio. In FFA, she has participated in the Creed Recitation and earned first place in the sectional level, fifth place at MJC competition and made it to the final round at U.C Davis. She was also the former 2018-2019 Greenhand President and competed in the Opening and Closing Novice team. She is raising her first of many market sheep this year as well. One of her goals for FFA is to be more organized as an officer team, and to be able to recruit more members this year.
Reporter: Lia Tristan
Lia Tristan is a junior at Orestimba High School. She was the 2017-2018 Greenhand Reporter and the 2018-2019 Chapter Reporter. Her first SAE Project was a market lamb which is a project she has since expanded from showing at the Stanislaus County Fair to showing at several livestock jackpots. She also showed dairy grade at the 2019 Stanislaus County Fair. She has participated in Parliamentary Procedure, placing top twelve in state, Opening/Closing Sectional Contest, placing 1st individual, Veterinary Science, and Impromptu, placing third at Minarets Invitational. She has attended the Greenhand Leadership Conference, 90th and 91st California State FFA Leadership Conferences, Made For Excellence Conference, Chapter Officer Leadership Conference, and Camp Sylvester. She plans to attend National FFA Leadership Conference, Washington Leadership Conference, and Advanced Leadership Academy. She has also served as a voting delegate at the regional and state level.Outside of the FFA she participates on the Orestimba girls golf team and track & field. This year her chapter goals are to involve the community and members as much as possible. She hopes to make new friends and serve her chapter to the best of her ability!
Sentinel: Matthew Grimaldo
Matthew Grimaldo is a junior Orestimba High school and has participated in football, soccer, and baseball. He plans on showing a market hog for his SAE project and participates in livestock judging. In the future, he plans to attend state conference, and state finals for livestock judging. He wants to develop more leadership skills, public speaking and bring the members closer together. Matthew plans to bring fresh new ideas to the chapter to get more members involved.
Historian: Justis Lopez
Justis Lopez is a junior at Orestimba High School. He is also involved in Baseball in his high school. In FFA, he has participated in Ag Mechanics team , built projects in order to fundraise money for the chapter and helped out in any way possible. His goal for this year is to have more members consistently participate in the chapter and become more involved in the organization throughout CDE’s and other activities. Also he plans on showing a market goat for fair , attending state conference this upcoming year and joining the Ag Mechanics team and Livestock Judging team.