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FFA Leadership Development Teams Place 1st in District Competition
Students from the Zapata FFA chapter competed in various events at the Tri-District Competition in Robstown,Texas on November 18, 2019.  the Public Relations Team and the Greenhand Broadcasting team placed 1st and will advance to Area X Competition on Monday November 25, 2019 in Robstown.  
FFA Public Relations:
The team develops and presents a 5-8 minute program to inform a specified audience about the Texas FFA and what it represents. The presentation assumes that the target audience has no knowledge of FFA. Team members are asked follow up questions in response to their presentations. 1st Place Team: Elsa A. Alvarez, Kristyn Ramires, Selene Garza and Briana Solis.
Jr. FFA Broadcast
FFA Broadcast in which a team of 3 members presents an informative radio program covering one or more agricultural subjects that is current in nature and local in content.
1st place  Greenhand Broadcast team:  Julissa Pena, Dalia Gutierrez and Klaryssa Flores 
Sr. FFA Broadcast Team:
Ileana Garcia, Kathryn Ramirez  and   Jesus Rivera
Itzel Martinez and Alisha Garza competed in Creed Speaking in which a member presents the FFA Creed from memory and answers questions about its meaning and purpose. This event allows students to boost their self confidence and develop communication skills.
FFA Quiz
The team is given and eam to test their knowledge in Gray's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure for FFA and FFA knowledge including history, facts, business structure,leadership and programs .
Members include: Liliana Castillo, Natalie Sanchez, Joel Cavazos, Erik Velazquez, Kayla Pina and Mavelize Flores
FFA Homesite Team competed at Wintergarden District Competition-September 25, 2019

L-R Dalia Gutierrez, Julie Pena, Klaryssa Flores, Brianna Garcia, Alynna Villarreal, Giselle Gonzalez , Lily Castillo, Natalie Sanchez, Krisytn Ramirez, Rita Diaz, Itzel Mrtinez, Kayla Pina, Daniela Gamez, Erik Velazquez, JJ Garcia. Results: Chapter Farmer- 2nd place District - Itzel Martinez Top Team Scorer Greenhand- 1st place District- Top Team Scorer- Klaryssa Flores, Klaryssa Flores Top Overall Individual -Coach -Joevanna Sanchez.
Zapata FFA Plant ID Team competed at the Wintergarden competition in Jourdanton, Texas on September 25, 2019. Jesus Rivera, Emily Martinez, Oziel Gonzalez, Joel Cavazos, Natshaly Segura, Elaine Lopez,Rogelio Garza, Jon-Carlo Vera, and Fernando Valadez.
Results: Chapter Farmer- 1st place District Top Team Scorer -Elaine Lopez GreenHand - 1st place District Top Team Scorer - Rogelio Garza , Coach Fernando Rodriguez
Zapata FFA Entomology team competed at state level in Lubbock. Events took place at Texas Tech University. Saturday April 27, 2019. Jesus Rivera. Selene Garza. Kristyn Ramirez. Xavi Rodriguez.
ZHS Criminal Justice students who are thinking of pursuing a career in criminal justice got a little hands-on experience.Several students were chosen by their teachers to visit the 341st District Court.It’s all part of a program called “Color of Justice” which was organized by Judge Becky Palomo. The program focuses on career preparation, academic requirements, and skills needed in order to succeed in a career in law.Students say it’s an experience they will never forget.The students got a chance to visit the District Attorney’s Office and even sit in a courtroom to listen to a case.Students also had the opportunity to shadow judges and attorneys.