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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association recently selected 25 student members as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.  This program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in seven different categories.  Each candidate will be interviewed by a team of FFA, industry and Agriculture Education representatives to determine the winner in each area.  Each finalist, their family and agriculture instructor(s) will be recognized at the Fourth General Session of the 96th Florida FFA Convention to be held at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.

The finalists are:

Star Discovery Degree Finalists

Watson Wyatt – Suwannee Middle

Hayden Henderson – Trenton Middle

Kelsey Wilkerson – Trenton Middle

Colby Holcomb – Turkey Creek Middle

Star Greenhand Degree Finalists

 Adysen Burns – Bell

Justin Tyler Davis – DeLand

Abbygael Whitehead – Dixie

Reagan Hancock – Williston

Star Chapter Degree Finalists

Alaina Thomas – Bell

Arrington Grant – Chiefland

Anna Cruse – Fort Pierce Westwood

Isabella Carrillo – Okeechobee Brahman

Star in Agribusiness Finalists

Braley Hines – Bell

Chloe Anderson – Bradford

Tyler Clements – Deane Bozeman

Gabe Mitchell – Dixie

Star in Agriscience Finalists

Gloria Gilliam – Branford

Victoria Justiniano – Orlando Colonial

Star in Agricultural Placement Finalists

Brody Ellis – Chiefland

Peyton Gay – Deane Bozeman

Afrifa Amoah – Mount Dora

Rebecca Holcomb – North Marion

Star Farmer Finalists

Hayden Fowler – DeLand

Gabe Mitchell – Dixie

Gabby Howell – Durant

Rebecca Holcomb – North Marion


The annual state FFA convention and expo is the highlight of Florida FFA’s year. Nearly 5,000 FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Attendees will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.

While at the convention, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers, award presentations, exciting exhibits, challenging Career and Leadership Development Events, and plenty of entertaining activities. Attendees can take a stroll through the Florida FFA Expo in search of the perfect career connection, attend a workshop to brush up on those leadership skills, or simply interact and share ideas with FFA members and advisors from across the state.


The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 50,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 350 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.


Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.


FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit

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