Congratulations to the outstanding San Luis Obispo High School Agriculture Department and Future Farmers of America team. Teachers Jodi Evans, Anna Bates and Patrick Smith have developed an amazingly diverse academic program, and through their leadership and dedication, plus their scores of talented students and great parent support, the SLO High FFA team has emerged as one of the best in California.
At the recent FFA state convention, several teams and individuals finished in the top four in a variety of competitions, highlighted by Ashley Judge, who is the new state champion in prepared public speaking, and the state champion livestock judging team of Lauren Huffaker, Ashley Judge, Jessica Judge and Bailey Reidel.
Judge and the team will compete for California at nationals in October. In addition, Kenna Lewis was elected state FFA vice president, a highly prestigious office.
We are very proud of these excellent teachers and students and the distinction they bring to themselves, our school and the community.
Principal, San Luis Obispo High School
Thanks for Pitts
I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to read Leonard Pitts Jr.’s essays in The Tribune.
He is always thought-provoking, and I find many of his observations to be moving and extremely pertinent for our society. I look forward to reading his column, and I know that he has a very large fan base in our community.
On behalf of all of his San Luis Obispo fans, thank you for carrying his column.
San Luis Obispo
When my wife and I travel to Paso Robles these days, we, like others, appreciate the community’s advancement and improvements.
Employed by the city of Paso Robles in 1990, I found a city in transition from what it was then to what it is today. During my 38-plus years in the fire service, I learned a lot about people, politics, good and bad government.
In Paso Robles, I found that good leadership produces good government.
It’s the city manager’s responsibility to validate all information for policy makers’ consideration, knowing that policy makers can’t make good decisions with bad information.
When we began to enhance your fire and life safety services in 2001, it was no gift. Before any information was placed in an agenda, City Manager Jim App demanded good information with both the positives and negatives.
People of Paso Robles, you live in a great city. I want to take this opportunity to recognize your success as a community. And thank council members current and past, and Mr. Jim App, for holding this local government and me accountable.
Former Paso Robles emergency services chief, Morro Bay