Visalia Times Delta 4:45 p.m. PDT September 16, 2014
The Tulare County Farm Bureau has selected 30 county high school students for its 30th Youth Leadership Program, which works to develop leadership skills in youth that show potential for growth.
This year’s class begins Sept. 16 with etiquette training and will continue during its eight-week span with tours of university campuses and local farms and will end with a trip to the state capitol.
Since 1983 the bureau has worked with over 500 students through the program that develops leadership skills in participants by teaching them agriculture awareness and state and federal governmental processes.
High school students selected for the 2014-15 Youth Leadership Program: Josiah Atkinson of Harmony Magnet Academy, Tyson Brem of Strathmore High, Vilanie Chang of Redwood High, Logan Coulter of Exeter Union High, Emily Cross of Central Valley Christian, Paige Davis of El Diamante High, Luis Galvan of Monache High, Rosario Gutierrez of Strathmore High, Sonni Hacobian of Woodlake Union High, Fallon Hammon of Exeter Union High, Jessie Hartman of Exeter Union High, Araceli Jimenez of Farmersville High, Averee Johnson of Mission Oak High, Adam Kagy of Mt. Whitney High, Breanna Larman of Exeter Union High, Cassidy Lewis of Monache High, Matthew Lotakoon of Monache High, Nohelle Marlin of El Diamante High, Breanna Padilla of Tulare Union High, Brady Pate of Central Valley Christian, Julia Pitman, Tulare Western High, Gabrielle Ribeiro of Mission Oak High, Sarah Rodrigues of Tulare Union High, Jorge Rodriguez of El Diamante High, Shani Slabber of Central Valley Christian, Wade Sousa of Tulare Union High, Madalyn Souza of Central Valley Christian, Sara Valceschini of Central Valley Christian, Danica Valencia of Mission Oak High and Heidi Van Beek of Mission Oak High.