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CVHS FFA chapter members excel at the recent Stanislaus County Fair
These members of Central Valley High School FFA enjoyed their time and achievements at the July Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Central Valley FFA students did an outstanding job on all their small animal and livestock exhibitions at the Stanislaus County Fair July 10-19.

Central Valley FFA students put in an immense amount of work into their projects throughout the summer and are given an opportunity to show off all their hard work at the fair. The exhibits consisted of beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, rabbits and chickens.

Third-year poultry exhibitor Emanuel Alvarez won Grand Champion Poultry Meat Pen and Alondra Gonzalez, a first-year poultry exhibitor, won Reserve Grand Champion Meat Pen.

Vincent Avila won the FFA Reserve Champion Single Fryer Rabbit and was sixth High Individual in Advanced Rabbit Showmanship.

Jessica Larkin won Best of Breed with her Dutch Rabbit and took fifth in Advanced Rabbit Showmanship.

Samantha Larkin won Best Opposite Sex Rabbit with her French Lop rabbit.

Goat exhibitor Stephanie Reyes won her light weight market goat class.

Samantha Castellanos placed fourth, and Austin Thiry placed fifth in their market classes. Samantha, also a goat exhibitor and a Central Valley graduate, placed sixth in advanced showmanship.

Aaron Lengel and James Murphy made it to the finals in True Novice goat showmanship.

Sheep exhibitor and CVHS graduate Alanna Ramos won FFA Champion White Face Lamb, with Brenda Diaz earning third and Violetta Rodiles earning fifth place.

Alanna Ramos also placed eighth in Advanced Sheep showmanship, Gavin Haas placed third and Violetta Rodiles placed sixth in True Novice showmanship.

Both first-year swine exhibitors Wilber Arellano and Kaeley Denniston placed fourth and fifth, respectively, overall in True Novice swine showmanship.

Although it was one hectic week for Central Valley FFA students, it was an overall great turnout at the 2015 Stanislaus County Fair.