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Scotland or bust for FFA team

The Petaluma Clash under-15 team earned one of the No. 1 seeds after the first round of the President’s Cup. The other No. 1 seed went to MCL Briceno, also a Petaluma team. Members of the Clash are back, left to right: Coach Seth Campbell, Jason Van Tighem (7), Ivan Barajas (2), Kyle Harmina (Goal Tender #1), Kevin Rojas (6), Tyler Candon (TC, #5), Jonathan Frias (17), Harrison Koos (10), Nicolas Taylor (15) and front row, left to right, Erik Fisher (11), Jeffrey Lopez (12), Tylar Guptill (13), David Sammon (9), Matt Beck (8), Vinnie Balistreri (16), Nicolas Petri (20) and Magnus Hultquist (3).

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 1:53 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 1:53 p.m.

The Petaluma FFA team is making plans to represent the United States in the Royal Highland Livestock Exposition in Edinburgh, Scotland in June.

The Petaluma team earned the trip by winning the Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career Development Event at the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis last October.

The Petaluma team consists of Alexandra Gambonini, Francesca Gambonini, Jessie Jones and Regina Pozzi. The competition includes an evaluation of six classes of dairy cattle, oral reasons, herd record evaluation and a dairy management team activity.

Over the past few years, the Petaluma team has competed at local, state and national events culminating in its trip to the Royal Highland competition.

To help finance the trip to Scotland, the dairy judging team will host a pasta feed fundraiser on April 29 at Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Dinner will be served from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 a person if purchased in advance or $15 at the door. In addition to an pasta dinner, there will be a silent auction.

To purchase tickets or for more information about how to help the team, contact Stacey Gambonini at 481-2457 or by e-mail at calpenney@hughes.net or Kim Arntz at karntz@petk12.org.

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