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Oakdale FFA Members Continue To Shine
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Oakdale FFA students were acknowledged by OJUSD Board during Monday nights meeting for its County and State accomplishments, as well the Livestock Judging Teams state championship. The Livestock Team will travel to Nationals to compete in October. Teresa Hammond/The Leader

Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America was acknowledged for its past few months of accomplishments by the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board on Monday night.

The students started off the summer with an impressive win as the Livestock Judging Team was awarded state champions in May. They are currently working towards the National competition to be hosted in Indiana this October.


Notable honors include:

2016 John Thurman Award Winner - Outstanding FFA Chapter; Overall Livestock Chapter Award for the second consecutive year; Ag Mechanics Sweepstakes Award, beating Turlock High’s 24 straight year run.


Livestock Results:

Meat Goats: Supreme Grand Champion and Reserve Supreme Grand Champion; FFA Grand and Reserve Champion; Champion and Reserve Champion Heavy Weights; First Place Chapter Group; First, Second, Third and Fifth in Advanced Showmanship; First in Intermediate Showmanship; First in True Novice Showmanship; Second place Chapter Clean Barn Award.


Dairy Goats:

Senior Champion Female; First Place Advanced Showmanship.



Champion FFA Light Weight Lamb; Champion FFA Middle Weight Lamb; Second Place Chapter Group; First Place Advanced Market Lamb Showmanship; Second Place Intermediate Market Lamb Showmanship; Outstanding Sheep Exhibitor, Madison Morgan; Third place Chapter Clean Barn Award.



FFA Grand Champion Market Hog; Champion Yorkshire Market Hog; Second Place Chapter Group; First, Second and Fifth place Advanced FFA Showmanship; Third Place Intermediate Showmanship; Outstanding Swine Exhibitor, Clay Verdegaal; First place Chapter Clean Barn Award.



Fourth place chapter group; Second Place True Novice Showmanship;

(California State Fair - Supreme Grand Champion Bull); First place Chapter Clean Barn Award.


Master showmanship:

Second Place Madison Morgan, Third Place Grace Verdegaal and Eighth Place Breanna Davis.


Ag Mechanics:

Overall Chapter sweepstakes winner; Outstanding wood working project.


Ornamental Horticulture:

688 entries- 2 perfection awards


Ag Horticulture (fruits and vegetables):

365 entries - 2 perfection awards


Dog Show:

First place exhibitor in dog obedience training


Horse Show:

High Scoring FFA horse group