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CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT

Standout Scholars

Following a non-traditional class regimen over their final two years of undergraduate student, CCA is especially proud to recognize a few standout graduates who have gone the extra mile during their education and have plans to continue supporting the beef industry in their future endeavors.

In addition to accomplishing their goals within the classroom, each of the CCA Achievement Award recipients must also be involved in extracurricular activities pertaining to agriculture, demonstrate superior leadership abilities and have personal and/or professional goals to stay involved in the beef industry.

This year, CCA is recognizing graduates from agriculture programs at California State University, Chico; California State University, Fresno; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; and the University of California, Davis. The following students were nominated and selected by their university professors for their standout performances during their undergraduate career.

CCA members should be pleased to see the future of our industry being so dedicated to their cause and to the agricultural way of life. CCA extends congratulations to the entire class of 2021 for the perseverance they have shown in working to obtain an education in the face of advesity! Good luck to you all as you charter your own unique paths through the next step in your individual journeys!

MICHAELA CLARK Snelling AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION Develop and use different strategies to diminish the gap from farm to fork.

LAUREN COSTA Squaw Valley ANIMAL SCIENCE, MEAT TECHNOLOGY Teach part time and operate family’s 4th generation cattle ranch.

WESTON FAIR Denair ANIMAL SCIENCE, LIVESTOCK BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Continue to raise show steers and breeding heifers to sell as show cattle.

KYLE PROCK

Denair ANIMAL SCIENCE, LIVESTOCK BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Operate a purebred Angus operation with his brother.

BRADY SCHMIDT

Morgan Hill AGRICULTURE BUSINESS Pursue a career in agricultural sales.

JULIE BROWN

Potter Valley ANIMAL SCIENCE & AGRICULTURE BUSINESS Will be pursuing a career in ranch management and will continue showing cattle on family operation.

TANIA BURRONE

Fort Jones ANIMAL SCIENCE Will continue working on he family ranch, 4T Hay and Cattle.

REED PRITCHARD

Flournoy AGRICULTURE BUSINESS Is interested in pursuing a career in agriculture law.

HUNTER ORITZ

Williams ANIMAL SCIENCE Hopes to continue education in ethology either within a U.S. National Park or on a global scale.

ag grads aiming for excellence in and out of the classroom

JANAE LEWIS

Napa AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE Will be attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo to continue her education and receive her Master’s Degree.

TYREE COCHRANE

San Luis Obispo ANIMAL SCIENCE Will be beginning a Master’s focusing on Beef Cattle research in the fall 2021.

GRACE GUTHRIE

Porterville AGRICULTURE BUSINESS

RACHEL DAY

Santa Margarita AGRICULTURE SCIENCE

Will be working for M. Green & Company, LLP while pursuing Certified Public Accountant licensure and continuing to help with the family’s cattle operation.

Will be entering Cal Poly’s blended agriculture education Master’s and credential program in the fall.

MAUREEN LAGRANDE

Sites AGRICULTURE JOURNALISM Will return to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to pursue a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education.

NATANYA ACKERLY

Shingle Springs ANIMAL SCIENCE Will be pursuing a career in ranch management.

SKYLAR CAMPBELL

Sterling, Alaska ANIMAL SCIENCE Will be attending veterinary school at Colorado State University.

BRIANA MORALES

Selma ANIMAL SCIENCE Will be pursuing a career in the livestock feed industry.

JOSEPH TERRY Fallon, Nev. ANIMAL SCIENCE Will be attending veterinary school at the University of WisconsinMadison.