For the second year in a row, Westminster High School’s (WHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter has been selected to represent the Southern Region as a finalist in the California Association FFA Web Page Award Program. The Lions enjoy this statewide distinction as a result of their precisely crafted and informative website, www.westminsterffa.com.

WHS’s FFA chapter president, Jordan Outlaw (pictured), 12, is very appreciative of the website being recognized.  “I’m very proud of each individual that contributes to the website.  It is essential to maintain the livelihood of the chapter.”  He and his fellow member, Jackson Phan, 11, oftentimes work on the website during the weekend.

At the end April, WHS FFA will travel to Fresno for the 89th California State FFA Leadership Conference to be recognized for their website achievement alongside Frontier High School (Bakersfield), West Valley High School (Cottonwood), Kingsburg High School, Le Grand High School, and Nipomo High School.

In order to be selected as the State Web Page Award Winner, WHS FFA’s website will be reevaluated by a state scoring committee on many technical variables including graphic design, innovative technology, logical navigation, download speed, spelling, and more.

Following the technical evaluation of the website, FFA students, Jordan and Jackson, must also present an oral demonstration outlining their site’s content.  They will be accessed on categories such as website development, design process, media elements, and delivery.

Dave Eusantos, WHS Agriculture Teacher and FFA Coordinator, mentioned how important it is for the long-established program to change to fit the current times.  “It is very beneficial that our students know the ins and outs of the web and social media.  The website is a living document, and although our program’s core values and traditions remain the same, the website should adapt to the needs of the Agriculture Sciences Program and its students.”

To see WHS FFA’s award-winning website, visit www.westminsterffa.com.