FFA Chapter Officers

Jorge Gonzalez-President

What’s up Santa Maria FFA, my name is Rebekah Blackmon, and I am serving as your 2020-2021 Santa Maria FFA Chapter President. I am currently a Senor, and this will be my 4th year involved in FFA. During these years I have enjoyed participating in public speaking competitions, being a part of the Soils and Land Evaluation Team and showing market hogs at the Santa Barbara County Fair. I am also currently serving as this year’s Santa Barbara Sectional FFA Vice President. Besides FFA I enjoy playing basketball, cooking, writing, and gardening. Santa Maria FFA, I am stoked to be serving you this year. Although we may be facing challenging times, we are facing them together. Let us overcome all obstacles make the impossible, possible.

Rebekah Blackmon, President

What’s up saints! My name is Monica Novoa and I am so excited to be serving as your 2020-2021 Chapter Vice President. I am currently a senior and have been involved in the agriculture department for the past 4 years I’ve been involved in numerous FFA and community service events. I was part of the 2019 State Champion Team for Milk Quality and Dairy Foods and placed 3rd in the Nation, and I am currently part of the Soil and Land Judging Team. I’ve raised livestock for my local county fair. Besides the fact that I love FFA I also enjoy swimming, spending time with family, halter breaking my calf’s, milking my goats and cows, and something I really enjoy is getting to know new people. This year I hope to be able to meet many of you guys and have loads of fun together!!!

Monica Novoa, Vice President 1

Hello! FFA members my name is Jimena Zepeda Zarate, and I am serving as your 2020-2021 Santa Maria FFA Chapter Vice President. This year I am also a Senior. Throughout my years in the FFA program I have learned many leadership skills, I have also made new friends. This past year I was a part of the Vegetable Crops Judging Team and I raised a Market Lamb for the Santa Barbara County Fair. I was faced with many challenges this past year, but they helped me grow into a stronger leader. Besides FFA I like to spend time with my friends and family. I am extremely looking forward to meeting you all! I believe that We can, and we will have a great year!

Jimena Zepeda, Vice-President 2

Greetings! My name is Odalys Martinez and this is my 4th year in Ag. I’m currently a senior and I’m serving as your 2020-2021 Chapter Secretary. As a Sophomore I got more involved in this organization! I participated in Opening and Closing and Impromptu, and had the opportunity to show Rabbits and Turkeys at the Santa Barbara County Fair! I made many choices as a sophomore and one of them was joining the Milk Quality and Dairy Judging Team. It was really worth it as we won the State Championship and placed 3rd in the Nation in 2019! This past year I joined the Farm Power Team. Outside of FFA I am very involved in school, church, and in my community. Some of the things I enjoy are playing my instruments, making/painting canvases, playing any sports for fun, and reading. I am very thankful for my parents, family, friends, and teachers that motivate me through their actions, words, and sacrifices. I hope to work together with you all in projects to come or see you all throughout the school year in our FFA events. Take challenges, believe in yourself, and grow!
Odalys Martinez De Jesus, Secretary

What’s up FFA members! My name is Janeyri Antonio and I am so excited to be serving as your 2020-2021 Santa Maria FFA Chapter Treasurer. I am a senior here at Santa Maria High School and will be going into my fourth year of being part of this amazing FFA Chapter. In addition, I am also serving as this year’s Santa Maria High School ASB President. My involvement in FFA over these past few years has helped to make me into a better leader. I have participated in many public speaking contests, attend leadership conferences, and help out around our community, all while having a good time and making new friends. So if you see me around school, come by and say hi! I'm always up for meeting new people. Can’t wait to meet you all so that we can have an amazing year!

Janeyri Antonio Antonio, Treasurer

Hey Saints, my name is Marisol Ramirez and I’m gladly severing as your 2020-2021 Santa Maria FFA chapter Reporter. I’m currently a senior and sadly my last year in FFA. I’ve been part of this amazing organization since my freshman year and I’ve enjoyed every second of it. I’m part of the floral design judging team and I have attended some leadership conferences. I have also competed in public speaking. I earned my state degree which was a major achievement. Beside FFA I love spending quality time with my friends and family. I love to sing even though I don’t have the voice but pass me the mic and I’ll will have your mind blown, like literally blown away. I’m extremely excited to begin this journey with all of you and hopefully meeting you all soon!

Marisol Ramirez Lopez, Reporter

Hey Santa Maria FFA! My name is Zaira Hernandez and I am serving as your 2020-2021 Chapter Sentinel. I am currently a junior in high school and this will be my third year being a part of this amazing organization. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in various FFA activities such as serving my community, attending leadership conferences, participating in speaking contests, and raising livestock for the SBCF; all while having fun and making new friends. When I am not in my blue jacket, I love going out and making new memories with family and friends. Although we are in difficult times, that shouldn’t hold us back from taking new opportunities.  I am beyond ecstatic to be serving as your 2020-2021 chapter Sentinel!

Zaira Hernandez Bazan, Sentinel

Hello Santa Maria FFA. I am Maria Aguirre, and I am serving you as one of your 2020-2021 Chapter Greenhand Officers. This year will be my second year being involved in this amazing FFA program. Over the last year I had the amazing opportunity to go to GLC. I also had the opportunity to compete at many competitions like Creed, BIG, and even be involved in the Soils and Land Evaluation Judging Team. This program has also helped me to meet new friends. I have learned many new ways of doing things and have encountered many obstacles that have taught me to be a great leader. This year may be a little different, but that won’t get in the way of having fun and learning new things. When I am not in my blue jacket you can catch me taking care of my plants, hanging out with my family, baking, and enjoying the environment I live in. I’m looking forward to meeting you guys, so if you see me around make sure you say hi. 

Maria Aguirre, Greenhand Officer

Hey, Santa Maria FFA! My name is Giselle Lazaro and I am ecstatic to be serving as one of your 2020-2021 Greenhand Officers. I’m currently a sophomore and will be entering my second year of being part of this amazing FFA chapter. Over my short 2 years, FFA has given me many opportunities; for one I’ve gotten to meet many new and interesting people that now I can call friends and family. See, with FFA, you in a way create a bond with new people, which I would like all of you to experience! I’ve received the chance to be a part of the Santa Maria FFA Poultry Judging Team, have participated in multiple public speaking contests, attended leadership conferences, and just in general have helped with things around my community. Apart from FFA, I enjoy binge watching tv shows like Criminal Minds and How to Get Away with Murder etc.,.In addition, I enjoy working with make-up, as well as dancing and singing ( I’m pretty good at it, not to brag). I look forward to meeting all of you and creating new bonds. Welcome to incoming members and welcome back to old ones!

Giselle Lazaro Pompa, Greenhand Officer

Greenhand Officer – Elvis Jarquin

Hey Santa Maria FFA! My name is Elvis Jarquin and I am serving as one of your 2020-2021Greenhand Officers. I am currently a sophomore and this will be my second year being part of the FFA program. I have participated in public speaking, fundraisers, and various community service events. Throughout these amazing opportunities I learned to understand how amazing this organization is. Outside of FFA I like hanging out with friends, and binge watching my favorite TV shows. I can’t wait to see how we will come together and succeed as chapter this upcoming year!

Elvis Jarquin Mendez, Greenhand Officer

Hello FFA members, let me present myself to all of you. My name is Andrea Martinez and I am honored to be elected and serve as one of you Greenhand Officers this year. I am currently a sophomore at Santa Maria high school, and this will be my second year in FFA. I love listening to music, and spending time with my family. The best thing you can do in FFA is get involved. As a freshman I participated in B.I.G., Opening & Closing Ceremonies, and Creed Speaking. I am also involved in the Farm Power Team. All of these things helped me step out of my comfort zone and feel more confident. This year I am looking forward to meeting all of you. I hope all of you get involved in FFA throughout the year. We can and we will accomplish things, have fun, and become a family as a chapter.

Andrea Martinez DeJesus, Greenhand Officer

With just over 1,050 members in the Santa Maria FFA Chapter, we have extend our leadership team to include those students who strive to improve their leadership skills and play an active part in our chapter.  Apart from our elected officers, this year we have six outstanding students who round out our leadership team