Tuesday, July 18
Yvette Fiorentino – San Luis Obispo, CA
Yvette Fiorentino is 17 years old and will be a senior at San Luis Obispo High School. Her hobbies include showing pigs and working with animals, training and riding horses, singing, going to the beach, and spending time with loved ones. She’s an active member in FFA, a performer with the women’s ensemble choir with San Luis Obispo High School, and is a part of the group PHSS. Her greatest achievement is winning the Mayor’s Award for her involvement in community service. Her platform is to get the youth involved in agriculture and to show them what agriculture can do for their future.
Codie Wilshusen – San Miguel, CA
Codie Wilshusen is 18 years old and will be a freshman in college. She stays active with gymnastics, track and field, cheerleading, and dance. While in 4-H, she was involved with the swine club for 7 years, sewing, and public speaking groups. She’s a member of the Sky Jumpers Vertical Sports Club, PRHS Varsity track team, Advanced Dance Team at Paso Robles High School, PRHS Varsity Cheer, and many others. Just some of her awards and achievements include All American Cheerleader 2016-2017, 2016 Outstanding Field Event Athlete for the year, and 2016 Pac 7 Leader Pole vault champion. Her platform is title “Fun Fitness Zone” where she will provide stations at local events for the youth to have fun and gain knowledge about the importance of fitness.
Suzanne Belton – Paso Robles, CA
Suzanne Belton is 17 years old and is a senior at Paso Robles High School. Her hobbies and interests include dancing at Artistry in Motion, teaching dance to her students, and spending time with all of her friends and family. She’s apart of the performing company at Artistry in Motion, PRHS Jazz N’ Company, and PRHS Leadership. Her achievements are the Lions Club Sportsmanship award, PRHS Cheer Captain, All Star Dancer award from Dupree Dance Competition, and PRHS 2015-2016 Link crew leader. Her platform is titled “Caring for America’s Youth through Physical Fitness” and it is to inspire young people to get up and dance.
Adrianne Stultz – Atascadero, CA
Adrianne Stultz is 19 years old and is a Phlebotomist at Twin Cities Hospital. She is currently attending Cuesta College for her nursing degree. Her hobbies include horseback riding, roping, barrel racing, team penning, and raising show cattle. She enjoys coaching high school cheerleading and working out at the gym. She’s involved with Paso Robles High School Cheer, PRHS FFA, and Bay Area Youth Cheer. Her highest achievements include the Presidential award at 13 years old, FFA Star Chapter Farmer, FFA Outstanding Senior, and Homecoming Court 2015. Her platform is titled “Back on Track with Ag” and her plan is to reach out to at risk youth and turn their focus to agriculture to help them develop skills that will help them better their future.
Autumn Boyd – Los Osos, CA
Autumn Boyd is 18 years old and a senior at Morro Bay High School. She enjoys showing and raising livestock, planning and participating in her FFA chapter’s activities, traveling all over California and America, writing poetry and short stories, creating art and making pottery, and cooking new recipes with a healthy twist. She’s a member of FFA, Educators Rising, Friday Night Lights, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring, and CMSF Junior Fairboard. She has many awards including Ag Education Leadership Award, CA FFA State Degree, FFA Reporter Gold Ranking State Level, and many more. The title of her platform is “Learning Through Plants, Poultry, and Play” and she plans to educate children and their parents about the agricultural opportunities in the community.
Amanda Weddle – Morro Bay, CA
Amanda Weddle is 18 years old and a senior at Morro Bay High School. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, working out, spending time with friends, shopping, and working with her livestock animals. She’s a member of FFA and also her high school’s Key Club. Some of her achievements include 4-H Club Vice President, FFA Vice President, 4-H SLO County All-Star (2015-2016), FFA Outstanding Greenhand and Sophomore, and Reserve Breed Champion dairy goat and market lamb at the California Mid-State Fair. Her platform is to use agricultural education to encourage farmers and ranchers to hang “road crop” signs and to then educate the community about the large, growing, and diverse agriculture industry in San Luis Obispo County.
Isabel Caffee – San Luis Obispo, CA
Isabel Caffee is a 19-year-old freshman at Cuesta College. She enjoys dancing, singing, working out, modeling, cooking, athletic training, and working medical offices. She’s a member of Momentum Professional Dance Company, CERN intern, and Noor Clinic in San Luis Obispo. She has won various awards including the coaches’ award for Varsity Cheerleading, a scholar athlete, and 1 of 4 high school students to work at CERN. Her community outreach program will be an outreach to SLO County’s homeless population to provide seminars in which she will teach first-aid to those who are staying at the facility.
Kimberly White – Arroyo Grande, CA
Kimberly White is 17 years old and attends Arroyo Grande High School. Her main hobbies include ballet, leadership, theatre, art, collecting soda bottles, coaching, reading, and cheerleading. She’s involved in the Interact Club, PCPA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Great American Melodrama, ASB, Varsity Cheerleading, Eagles Central Coast Soccer, Coastal Dance and Music Academy, and Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet. Some of her achievements and special awards include Strawberry Princess/Duchess (2006-2007), AGHS Freshman Class Officer, Mid-State Fair Talent Show Winner, ASB Spirit Leader, and many others. Her platform is about the “#17 Strong Foundation” and her goal is to inform the public about the foundation and how to help others carry out their legacy.
Blakelee Adams – Paso Robles, CA
Blakelee Adams is 17 years old and attends Paso Robles Pro Academy. Her hobbies include swimming, weight lifting, traveling, and raising animals. She’s involved with Bucket Busters, FFA & 4-H, Iron Brothers Weight Lifting, Paso Robles Aquatics, and Love Branches. She has won awards and achievements such as the MLK Essay Contest in 2017, Cattle Women’s Association Essay Contest in 2015, and Honor Roll. Her platform is the share the importance of music in the development of children.
Jamie Lynn Stapf – San Luis Obispo, CA
Jamie Stapf is 20 years old and will be a sophomore at Cal Poly. She enjoys cheerleading, dive coaching, singing, cheer coaching, and is also interested in pre-veterinary. She’s involved in the Dairy Club at Cal Poly and also Cal Poly Cheerleading. She was captain of the cheer team in high school for 2 years, on the Varsity Dive Team, and a CIF qualifier for all 4 years in high school. Her platform is to inform the youth about where their food comes from to provide a sense of comfort to them.