Lea Thomas is a senior at Ponderosa High School. She loves agriculture, animals, her friends and family, as well as putting a smile on others’ faces! She is an active FFA member and officer, a band student, freshman orientation leader, tutor, and CSF officer. Lea plans on attending Cal Poly SLO in the fall to major in Animal Science and minor in Agricultural Leadership.

Lea was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 716 Adviser Rachelle Hudson. Lisa Garrett is Principal at Ponderosa High School in the El Dorado Union High School District.