Photo provided by Mary Martineau

The Poway High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently competed for awards at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar with rousing success. Garrett Barton achieved Reserve FFA Champion Market Heifer, and Erin Blucher won Grand FFA Middle Weight Market Goat. Teddy Chomyk walked away as Champion Novice FFA Poultry Showmanship, and Kealoha Leonui snagged Overall Reserve FFA Champion Lamb, which was bred by local breeder Lydia Thomson. Eric Wright received awards as both Reserve FFA Market Tom and Champion Novice FFA Turkey Showmanship.

Mary Martineau, the group’s advisor, shared, “We also had all blue ribbon animals (which allowed them to sell in the auction) and several top ten honors in various showmanship classes.” More information on the Poway High FFA can be found at