PVHS FFA member and National Finalist Angie Gonzalez was the 3rd overall champion in the Spanish FFA Creed contest during the national competition in Indiana last Tuesday.
Angie has been preparing herself to be at this level for about eleven months. In April, Angie made history by becoming the first ever State Champion Creed Speaker during the inaugural Spanish FFA Creed Competition in Fresno.
El Credo is the Spanish version of the English FFA Creed where students memorize five paragraphs and answer three questions relative to the values and beliefs that are written in the creed.
Angie states, “My dad told me, if I am traveling that far, I might as well try to win. I know there were so many people that supported me in my quest at Nationals that included my parents, my ag teachers, my agriculture program, and my home state. I am so proud, happy, and excited that I was able to make all of them proud and personally reach my goals. I want to thank all those that supported me throughout this journey. I hope that more students choose to take an ag class and participate in El Credo next year.”
Her Agriculture Instructor Gabriel Ponce states, “Words cannot express how proud Pioneer Valley FFA is of our very own Angie Gonzalez who represented her home state and chapter with excellence. There is no better sight then seeing parents hug their child as she arrived back on campus. They were the proudest of parents of their little girl who has accomplished so much in the FFA program. We Ag Teachers strive to give our students these experiences at the highest levels and push them to be great in all aspects of their academics but as well through our leadership program, go Panthers.”
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