“We are very excited to represent Canutillo in the national FFA competition and to earn a national award in what we hope will be our future career field,” said Mr. Guerrero by phone. “We worked hard to get here, but it’s all worth it thanks to the support of our family, the high school administration, and especially our Agri-Science teacher, Mr. Ron Gil.”
The two students advanced to the national FFA competition after earning first place awards earlier this summer during the 87th Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi. Their award-winning entry consisted of a 10-page research paper with categorical evidence entitled, "Get the Most Bang for Your Buck." The research tested four brands of impact wrenches in terms of their ease to disassemble, maintain, reassemble and perform after being dropped from a gooseneck trailer at a height of 3-feet, 5-inches. Their objective research discovered that the ACDelco impact wrench gives consumers the most value, as it performed better than the other brands even though it was was not the most expensive product.
“These young men truly represent what it means to be an Eagle,” said Teresa Clapsaddle, Principal of Canutillo High School. “Experiences like the FFA competition enable our students to put their knowledge to the test, gain valuable future career insight and have a chance to travel the world.”