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FFA View


FFAView
By Josephine Henderson

When most people think of FFA, they think of cows and plows, corn and tractors. But FFA is much more than that. When I think of FFA, I think of helping others, reaching out to my community, and helping the world become a better place, one helping hand at a time. At Central Catholic High School, FFA has become one of the most popular organizations offered. Although we do love showing at the fair and talking about the latest ag fad, we also value the importance of community outreach. One volunteer service the president of our FFA officer team, David Philips, just started is his LTS, or Living to Serve. David’s plan is centered on the idea of increasing access to education in our area. He calls it “Connections and Classroom Success.” He tries to reach out to students in the Modesto area, going to a different school every month. His most recent project included going to St. Stanislaus school and teaching kindergarteners and third graders about pigs!

Another way Central Catholic FFA helps out in the community is through our monthly community service projects. This October we are planning on putting on an event called Socktober. The whole month, we will be collecting socks from FFA members and CCHS students, and then donating them to Gospel Mission and Haven Women’s Center in Modesto. Our FFA teachers also like to get kids involved in volunteering locally. This year, we have plans to plant a garden at St. Stanislaus. By doing so , we will be helping kids become more involved in agriculture along with helping them explore potential careers in ag. As you can see, the FFA Organization does get a kick out of cowboy boots and winning local speaking competitions, but we also love to serve our wonderful city Modesto!

(L to R) Nadia Estacio, Allison Jensen, David Philips, Sarah Truxton, Ambria Schneringer, Josephine Henderson

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.