PVHS FFA State President Mark Cabeliza

PVHS FFA State President M. Cabeliza





May 18, 2021


Senior Marc Cabeliza has made history as the first Pioneer Valley High School FFA member to be elected President of the California FFA Association. California is home to more than 300 high school Agriculture Education Programs.


Marc was selected through an extensive interview process that began in March and culminated in Sacramento this past weekend. He was broadcasted through an online platform where all delegates watched him answer two questions related to agriculture and leadership. At the conclusion of his responses, delegates voted, and the results were announced to more than fifteen thousand members and guests.


“It was a nerve-racking experience to go through, but I relied on what I was taught and found comfort in my fellow candidates that were going through the same experience,” said Cabeliza. “I want to thank all the people that helped me achieve this accomplishment. My family, Ag Teachers, coaches, PV teachers, and mentors. They have all played a part in molding me into the person I am today.”


Moving forward, Marc will defer his acceptance to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo until the following year to dedicate himself to a year of service with California FFA. He will be residing at the California FFA Center in Galt with his newly elected officer team. They will plan their upcoming year of service spreading and promoting the word of agriculture, developing, and implementing curriculum through high school chapter visits, coordinating regional and state conferences, and finally being the ambassador of agriculture and FFA.


“We are all so proud of him as Ag Teachers. He is a product of what FFA and Agriculture Education can do for a student who invests in the programs we have here in the Santa Maria Joint Unified School District. It takes a village and a strong support system from all the Ag Teachers at Pioneer Valley who have spent countless hours with him these past four years. Credit and praise also goes to his AVID teacher, coaches and his parents who raised one heck of a human. We are all excited to see him serve the California FFA and look forward to celebrating him at his team’s State FFA Conference in March 2022 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.” - PV Agriculture Staff


SMJUHSD Media Contact: Public Information Officer Kenny Klein
805 709-1454 or kklein@smjuhsd.org


SMJUHSD Contact: Superintendent Antonio Garcia
805 922-4573 ext. 4202 or angarcia@smjuhsd.org