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Teen Face: Jessie Peterson

By RANDI ROSSMANN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Petaluma born and raised, high school senior Jessie Peterson plans to be a lifelong resident and turn her agriculture interests into a local career. Active for most of her life in 4H and FFA programs, Peterson also works at a local veterinary office and sees a future for herself in teaching ag. Some teens struggle for direction and focus, but that isn’t an issue with the 18-year-old Petaluma High School senior. “I’m going to… Read More »

Teen Face: Anacari Anguiano

By BRETT WILKISON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Behind the busy schedule that Anacari Anguiano keeps these days is a goal the 16-year-old Healdsburg High sophomore has had for as long as she can remember. The long days at school, including the full set of classes she’s taking this summer through the Upward Bound program at Sonoma State University, and the years of study ahead are all aimed at taking a little of the load off her parents. Years ago, Manuel and… Read More »

Victor Romos brings FFA 15 minutes of fame

By Kellen Alexander Santa Rosan staff Victor Romos, a junior at SRHS, recently had the honor of being selected as a California Future Farmers of America Representative from California for the National FFA convention. The process of becoming a delegate includes an application and interview process. He was selected from a pool ninety applicants along with forty others in California. As one of 51 delegates, Victor attended the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana this October. At this convention,… Read More »