4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
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4-H Youth Development Program

4-H County Emerald Star

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What is an 4-H Emerald Star?

Many counties in California have an Emerald Star program, which is sponsored by the county 4-H office and/or the county 4-H leaders' council. The Emerald Star program is designed for intermediate and senior 4-H members.

In general, the Emerald Star project's purpose includes:

  1. Providing an opportunity for 4-H members to develop projects in their community or in 4-H beyond the club level
  2. Improving, creating, and expanding 4-H programs
  3. Helping individual 4-H members grow and improve in the areas of organization, leadership, and project planning

Emerald Star
This program is designed to help youth learn about project planning, organization, and presentation.  Typically, youth develop an action plan for some type of multi-county event.  They then organize and facilitate this event.  After completion and presentation of their project, they are awarded with the Emerald Star ranking.

Interested in pursuing an Emerald Star project?

Think about doing a 4-H Revolution of Responsibility Service Learning project as your Emerald Star project! Service Learning Overview

Contact your county office for more details.

2014-2015 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Butte County Colby Chambers
Butte County Jesse Messenger
Lake County Emma Farrell
Lake County Erica Illg
Placer County Amos Humber
Placer County Andrew Wood

Building Engineers

Placer County David Lapham

Building Engineers

2013-2014 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Amador County Karson White

Small Animal Field Day

Amador County Katherine Stiltz

Small Animal Field Day

El Dorado County Breanna Winter

The Herd, Community Engagement Project

El Dorado County Jacob Gray

Computer Mapping: Sister City Project

El Dorado County Rachel Gray

Computer Mapping: Sister City Project

Kings County Adam Daniel
Kings County Ashley Daniel
Kings County Darian Roeber
Kings County Hayden Costa
Kings County Jacob Willhite
Kings County Katelyn McCord
Kings County Kennedy Baker
Kings County Mara Lewis
Kings County Michal Chrissakis
Kings County Trenton Vanderveen
Kings County William Pepe
Lake County Chani Christenson
Lake County Cord Falkenberg
Lake County Edison Serena
Lake County Elliott Serena
Lake County Ethan Jones
Lake County Flora Ibarra
Lake County Nate Falkenberg
Lake County Sean Rudden
Sacramento County Austin Kozlowski
Sacramento County Kaitlin Kozlowski
Stanislaus County Alexis Smith
Stanislaus County Ariana Holguin
Stanislaus County Autumn Larsson
Stanislaus County Hope Kindred
Stanislaus County Jewel Toenges
Stanislaus County Madison Morgan
Stanislaus County Makayla Toste
Stanislaus County Natalie Thompson
Stanislaus County Tanner Morgan
Tehama County Nathen Fregoso
Tehama County Taylor Collins
Tehama County Will MacDonald
Ventura County Harrison Hargleroad

2012-2013 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Amador County Clayton Holmes

Blessings for the Homeless

El Dorado County Clayton Holmes

Blessings for the Homeless

Glenn County Natalie Massa
Kern County Linda Snoddy

Cloverbud Field Day

2011-2012 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Kings County Aimee Daniel
Kings County Austin Semas
Kings County Dylan Kling
Kings County Eric Dias
Kings County Haden Lawton
Kings County Haley Smith
Kings County Lauren Pepe
Kings County Paige McConnaughy
Kings County Reed Tompkins
Kings County Sage Morris
Kings County Steven Allison
Los Angeles County Ryan Halvorsen
Monterey County Eleazar Sosa, Jr
Monterey County Heidi Morisoli
Monterey County Keeley Phillips
Monterey County Lauren Romines
Monterey County Miguel Magallon
Monterey County Shania Cruz
Nevada County Erin Dettner

2010-2011 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Contra Costa County Anthony Cannon

Anthony Cannon-County 4-H  Creed and Resources

Contra Costa County Lenore Delfino

Tayler DeLisle & Lenore Delfino-Hat Ettiquette

Contra Costa County Marion Smith

Marion Smith-Large Animal Masters Showmanship Reference Binder

Contra Costa County Tayler DeLisle

Tayler DeLisle & Lenore Delfino-Hat Ettiquette

Inyo/Mono County April Switzer
Kings County Brian Lawton
Kings County Garrett Crisp
Placer County Amanda Smoot

Helping Hands for Acres of Hope

Solano County Julianna Payne
Solano County Kiersten Bakke
Solano County Lyle Glass
Solano County Tricia Kash

2009-2010 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Kings County Aaron Avila
Kings County Alicia Couto
Kings County Alicia Couto Blood Drive
Kings County Allison Mendenhall
Kings County Allison Rosa
Kings County Ashley Blomquist
Kings County Brady Guzman
Kings County Caitlyn Cardoza
Kings County Cayci Allison
Kings County Cayci Allison The Forgotten Ones
Kings County Chris Compton
Kings County Christ Hollar
Kings County Daniel Hollar
Kings County Emily Blomquist
Kings County Garrett Netto
Kings County Hannah Maccagno
Kings County Hannah Maccagno Judging Day
Kings County Jeffery Stine Dog Wash Kings County K-9 Unit
Kings County Jeffrey Stine
Kings County Katie LaBlue
Kings County Laine Tompkins
Kings County Laine Tompkins The Forgotten Ones
Kings County Lauren Smith
Kings County Reilly Reis
Kings County Ronni Barbeiro Judging Day
Kings County Ronni Berbiero
Kings County Ryan Olson
Kings County Ryan Olson Trees and Plants for Local Nursing Home
Kings County Victoria Vanderveen
Monterey County Ashley Wilson The Great Pumpkin
Monterey County Bess Pezzini The Great Pumpkin
Monterey County Hannah Gardoni Sectional Presentation Day
Monterey County Jacob Gumke The Great Pumpkin
Monterey County Lauren Mocettini The Great Pumpkin
Monterey County Scott Gardoni Sectional Presentation Day
Placer County Justin Barrow

CIMBL Trash Pick-up

Placer County Spencer Barrow

CIMBL Trash Pick-up

San Joaquin County Adrianne Sarale State Fashion Revue Awareness
San Joaquin County Bobbi Bertken Foods & Nutrition
San Joaquin County Emily Healy Dairy Goats & Dairy Foods
San Joaquin County Emily Sarale Work for a Brighter Smile
San Joaquin County Jeannette Arabit Foods & Nutrition
San Joaquin County Monique Arrabit Foods & Nutrition
Siskiyou County Harlee McEwen ATV Safety Day
Solano County Kristin Clark-Webb
Tehama County Aaron Lutes

Small Animal Education Day

Tehama County Bryan Wiggley

Small Animal Education Day

Tehama County Emily Larzabal

Happy Hat Drive

Tehama County Leslie Heino

Locks of Love Hair Drive

Tehama County Maryn Spangler

The Blanket Project

2008-2009 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Glenn County Laura Pedrozo
Kings County Brayden Sanchez
Kings County Brayden Sanchez
Kings County Caitlyn Cardoza Million Tree Project
Kings County Cannon Sanchez
Kings County Cannon Sanchez
Kings County Elizabeth Smith
Kings County Elizabeth Smith
Kings County Elizabeth Smith
Kings County Jacie Valentine
Kings County Jacie Valentine
Kings County Jacie Valentine
Kings County Jaleesa Rios
Kings County Jalessa Rios
Kings County James Helmuth
Kings County James Helmuth
Kings County Jordan Barry
Kings County Jordan Barry
Kings County Joshua freitas
Kings County Joshua Freitas
Kings County Kalie Helmuth
Kings County Kinser Coelho
Kings County Kinser Coelho
Kings County Kristen Stanfield
Kings County Kristen Stanfield
Kings County Kristen Stanfield
Kings County Lauren Stanfield
Kings County Lauren Stanfield
Kings County Lauren Stanfield
Kings County Maddie Pedro
Kings County Maddie Pedro
Kings County Maddie Pedro
Kings County Madeline Wisecarver
Kings County Madeline Wisecarver
Kings County Marlena Maciel
Kings County Marlena Maciel
Kings County Marlena Maciel
Kings County Megan Dias
Kings County Megan Dias
Kings County Megan Dias
Kings County Myles Myers
Kings County Myles Myers
Kings County Shannen Lynch
Kings County Shannen Lynch
Kings County Shannen Lynch
Kings County Tyler Pepe
Kings County Tyler Pepe
Kings County Vanessa Silva
Kings County Vanessa Silva
Kings County Vanessa Silva
Lassen County Rachel Bertotti
Mariposa County Sydnie Edwards Million Trees
Modoc County Alexandra McQuarrie JLS Buckles
Modoc County Randi Johnson Modoc County Play Day
Monterey County Alyssa Ferrell 4-H Camp Crafts
Monterey County Anthony Cruz Livestock Judging
Monterey County Hana Ferguson How To Give A Demonstration
Monterey County James Spencer 4hOnline Enrollment
Monterey County Jocelyn Kelzer Vegetable Judging Curriculum
Monterey County Kristian Mejia 4hOnline Enrollment
Monterey County Lizzie Prader A Mock Presidential Election
Monterey County Marisa Fernandez 4-H Camp Crafts
Monterey County Patricia Cava 4-H Camp Crafts
Orange County Kevin Cameron Community Service Drive for US Navy SEAL Team FIVE
Orange County Sea Jay Bates Knitted Blankets for Women's Shelter
Orange County Tracey Rice Youth Expo Poultry Show
Placer County Isaac Humber

Serve our Citizens in Need

Placer County Michael Balaguy

Serve our Citizens in Need

San Diego County Cassie Von Nordhiem Area Presentation Day
San Diego County Ellen Payton Area Presentation Day
San Diego County Tim Wert Tuft's Study
Solano County Carson Wignall Wildlife Awareness Day
Solano County Colleen Bohannan Record Book Resource
Solano County RaBecca Hammack Rabbit Field Day
Sonoma County Catie Kunde
Sonoma County Katie Robbins The Pygmy Goat Packet
Tehama County Ashley Brown and Morgan Eastridge Bridging the Gap - Senior Citizen Friendship Project
Tehama County Cara Hurlock, Michael DeFonte, Amir Beardsley A Most Fowl Event - Poultry Show
Tehama County Jessica Foss Model Horse Show
Tehama County Jessica Macdonald & Bailey Brownfield Ride For Life
Tehama County Sierra Scholzen and Katie Parks Informational 4-H Video
Trinity County T. Luke Noland 4-H Time Capsule
Tulare County Laura Ford Cavy Project CD
Tulare County Ryan and Eric Kelley Helping the Homeless and Needy in Tulare County
Tuolumne County Cody Helmbold Emerald Star Farm

2007-2008 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Amador County Cameron Holmes Veteran's Memorial
Amador County Christopher Holmes Veteran's Memorial
Amador County Drew Stiltz Fur & Feathers Fair Project
Amador County Garett Stiltz Fur & Feathers Fair Project
Glenn County Katrina Habroun Tutoring
Glenn County Katrina Habroun
Glenn County Lena Polk
Glenn County Lena Polk Elk Creek Veterans' Memorial
Imperial County Audrey Woelke
Imperial County Cheyenne Ayala
Imperial County Christina Dammarell
Imperial County Jordan Yee
Imperial County Maureen Croak
Imperial County Moriah Evans
Imperial County Rachel Evans
Kings County Grant Oliveira
Kings County Grant Oliveria
Kings County Jenna Valentine
Kings County Jenna Valentine
Kings County Justin Semas
Kings County Justin Semas
Kings County Kaitlen Lawton
Kings County Kaitlen Lawton
Kings County Karli Draxler
Kings County Karli Draxler
Kings County Katherine Nunes
Kings County Katherine Nunes
Kings County Lee Wisecarver
Kings County Lee Wisecarver
Kings County Mason Lewis
Kings County Mason Lewis
Kings County Phillip Nunes
Kings County Phillip Nunes
Kings County Ryan Dias
Kings County Ryan Dias
Kings County Tyler Beck
Kings County Tyler Beck
Kings County Tyler Johnson
Kings County Tyler Johnson
Kings County Tyler Williamson
Kings County Tyler Williamson
Kings County Zackery Beck
Kings County Zackery Beck
Madera County Daphne Norman Camp Song & Skit Librarian
Madera County Norrin Pecarovich How to Judge Market Hogs
Mariposa County Philip Fuller Operation SOS: Kids
Monterey County Jay Smith, James Kragh, Ian Hunter Electric and Biofuel Automobile showing
Monterey County Kassie McIntyre Hugs from U.S.
Orange County Caitlin Featherstone Holiday Banquet for the Blind w/Guide Dog Project
Orange County Sjoen Koepke Market Lamb Clinic
Placer County Taelor Michehl Heart Pillows for Open Heart Surgery Patients
San Diego County Ariel Viewig Community Garden
San Diego County Holly Rogers Leaders' Thank You Brunch
San Diego County Kathy Dawson Dog Show
San Luis Obispo County Claire and Kimberly Edmonds Community Quilt Squares
Siskiyou County Clay Jackson Beef Promotion, Cooking Safety Tips
Siskiyou County Cole Jackson Beef Promotion, Cooking Safety Tips
Solano County Will Simmons Solano County Fair Ag Day - 4H Coordinator
Sonoma County Jordan Grove
Sonoma County Rocco Cunningham
Stanislaus County Ana Prada, Hughson Eye Glasses for Needy
Stanislaus County Anne Coleman, Sacred Heart Reading Book Collection
Stanislaus County Anthony Drumonde, Newman Toys for Orphanage
Stanislaus County Ashly Shaw, Waterford Community Blood Drive in Waterford
Stanislaus County Dylan Delhart, Hughson 4-H Rabbit Media Library
Stanislaus County Jessica Johnsen, Hughson Eye Glasses for Needy
Stanislaus County Kristen Furze, Patterson 4-H Recycle Display at County Fair
Stanislaus County Lainey Smith, Valley Home 2008 County Fashion Revue
Stanislaus County Rebekah Schantz, Shooting Stars Club location display at Fair Farm Yard Experince
Tehama County Bryan Wiggley, Anthony King, Aaron Lutes APOCALYPSE Now!
Tehama County Dorinda Walker Save the Theatre
Tehama County Mariah Kingwell Apron Challenge
Tehama County Marly Adams Kids Helping Kids
Tehama County Sierra Scholzen, Katie Parks, Stacey Stroing Large Animal Breeding Show
Trinity County Aren Lane 120 Original 4-H Recipes
Tuolumne County Jamie Smith Hamilton Family Benefit Auction

2006-2007 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Glenn County Chelsea Becerra Knit/Crochet Scarves for Foster Children
Glenn County Christine Evans Quilts for
Glenn County Christine Evans
Glenn County Jordan Hughes Fun Day for Special Children
Glenn County Lilly Villa Security blanks for infants
Glenn County Melanie Hughes Fun Day for Special Children
Glenn County Staci Bettencourt Fun Day for Special Children
Kings County Caitlin Fike
Kings County Catitlin Fike
Kings County James Walls
Kings County Jennifer Mendenhall
Kings County Jennifer Mendenhall
Kings County Jerry Compton
Kings County Jerry Compton
Kings County Keilah Jordan
Kings County Lauren Smith """Dog Wash"" Kings County K-9"
Marin County Emily Gallagher Swine Shomanship Brochure
Riverside County Ashley Rood The Horse Maiden Show
San Diego County Lucia Flores Sheep Auction
Santa Cruz County Brittany Newton Linus Blakets
Santa Cruz County Emily Turnquist Linus Blankets
Santa Cruz County Nikki Luera Linus Blankets
Shasta County Claire Pella Dairy Goat Expo Levels I, II & III
Siskiyou County Alyssa Schmidt Creating a County Hippology Contest
Siskiyou County Amelia Clyatt Horse Field Day
Siskiyou County Ethan Kuck Beef Nutirtion and Food Safety
Siskiyou County Jordan Hansen Horse Field Day
Solano County Jessica Wignall Fitness is Fun!
Sonoma County Angelica Calcagno-Williams Countywide EMS project
Sonoma County Bethany Garman Fashion Revue Development
Sonoma County Cynthia Hinde Dog show competition
Sonoma County Karli Convery Small animal round robin competition
Sonoma County Kate Shubert Feeding the homeless protein with donated eggs
Sonoma County Matthew Kunde Dairy bowl competition
Sonoma County Michaella Patt Small animal round robin competition
Sonoma County Patrick Hinde Rabbit bowl and showmanship competition
Sonoma County Sarah McSweeney Rabbit showmanship, judging and breed identification clinic
Sonoma County Sierra Warner Large animal round robin showmanship clinic
Sonoma County Sydney Johnson Started a knitting project and made a guide
Sonoma County Tessa Buratto Dairy bowl competition
Sonoma County Theresa Hinrichs Rabbit showmanship, judging and breed identification clinic
Stanislaus County Amanda Furze, Patterson Rabbit Breed Reference Book
Stanislaus County Emilee Gaarde, Kiernan Klovers Fall Festival Petting Zoo
Stanislaus County Hunter Riddle, Crows Landing Poultry Educational Display at Fair
Stanislaus County Katrina Schmidt, Newman Pop Tab collection for child cancer victim
Stanislaus County Natalie Sanders, Chatom Cow Display at 2007 Farm Yard Experence
Sutter/Yuba County Ben Duran Dog Judging Skillathon
Sutter/Yuba County Kayla Taylor Additional Points on Star Rank Judging
Trinity County Ann Gamlen How to do Turkey Showmanship
Trinity County GeorgeAnn DeAntoni Swine Level Testing
Tuolumne County Ashley Lincoln Comfort Critters
Tuolumne County Emily Hamilton Regional Presentation Day
Tuolumne County Ethan Lincoln 4-H Team for Relay for Life
Tuolumne County Jessica Haynie Teens of Divorce Support Group
Tuolumne County Jodi Hembree Blood Drive

2005-2006 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Kings County Aaron Freitas
Kings County Amanda Ballin
Kings County Brandon Pachego
Kings County Casey Berberian
Kings County Chanee Cain
Kings County Chelsea Bonebrake
Kings County Derrick DeRuiter
Kings County Hayden Maccagno
Kings County James Walls
Kings County Josh Weiglein
Kings County Kari Sargent
Kings County Kelli Ballin
Merced County Candace Cassady 4-H Record Books
Merced County Dana Blevins Fashion Revue
Merced County Debbie Blevins Fashion Revue
Merced County Keri Court New Member Packets
Merced County Kristen Hunsuck Officer Training
Merced County Molly Hanson 4-H Expo
Merced County Terra Bazan 4-H Promotion
Placer County Seth Washman

Project Hope

San Diego County Cameron Drown Area 4 Judging Day
San Diego County Chandler Mills Area 1 Presentation Day
San Diego County Josh Billimoria Area 4 Judging Day
San Diego County Katherine Najor Bread of Life Mission
San Diego County Neal Woodall Fire Recovery topographical Maps
San Diego County Patrick Rogers Area 1 Presentation Day
Shasta County Cherry Chico Jr/Teen Pamphlet
Sutter/Yuba County Deirdra Stineman Presentations Symposium
Trinity County Al DeAntoni A Guide to Writing Better Buyer's Letters
Trinity County Jessica Cody Rabbit Showmanship Booklet

2004-2005 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Kings County Britney Caetana
Kings County Brooke Silva
Kings County Carl Bommelje
Kings County James Oliveira
Kings County Julie Rose
Kings County Katherine Sequeira
Kings County Katie Mendenhall
Kings County Kayla Bradley
Kings County Kyleen Deniz
Kings County Mason Johnson
Kings County Megan Brown
Kings County Natalie Mattos
Kings County Nathaniel Silva
Kings County Samantha Erlin
Kings County Thad Pedro
Placer County Jamie Chinn

Locks of Love

Placer County Madison Lyon

Blankets

Placer County Mark Doerner

Eyeglass Recycling

Placer County Paul Doerner

Ink Cartridge Recycling

Santa Clara County Jennifer Ku Teens Teaching Teens, Domestic Violence Education
Santa Clara County Julisia Banach Teens Teaching Teens, Domestic Violence Education
Santa Clara County Margo Lang Teens Teaching Teens, Domestic Violence Education
Trinity County Emily Lane Advanced Poultry Record

1994-1995 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

County 4-H Member Project
Santa Barbara County Steven Worker Manual: How to Start and Run a 4-H County Store

2003-2004 County 4-H Emerald Star Recipients

Webmaster Email: ca4h@ucanr.edu
County 4-H Member Project
Kings County Aaron Atsma
Kings County Aaron Barcellos
Kings County Aaron Golczynski
Kings County Abby Kirchert
Kings County Aimee Franco
Kings County Allie Oliveira
Kings County Alyssa Spoelstra
Kings County Amanda Costa
Kings County Amanda Soares
Kings County Amber Rose-Smith
Kings County Amy Castro
Kings County Amy Jensen
Kings County Angela Ferreira
Kings County Angela Ramos
Kings County Annie Witlatch
Kings County Anthony Gracian
Kings County Anthony Stonehocker
Kings County Ashley O'Hare
Kings County Ashley Silva
Kings County Ashley Silva
Kings County Audrey Collar
Kings County B.J. Badasci
Kings County Bailey Draxler
Kings County Balea Hooper
Kings County Becky Headrick
Kings County Beth Sequeira
Kings County Billy headrick
Kings County Blair Markle
Kings County Bobby Castro
Kings County Brandi Draxler
Kings County Brandi Headrick
Kings County Brent George
Kings County Brian McCutcheon
Kings County Brittany Doyle
Kings County Cailah Pritchard
Kings County Cameron Manuszak
Kings County Carolyn Nunes
Kings County Chad Draxler
Kings County Chad Souza
Kings County Chase Fragoso
Kings County Chrissy Barcellos
Kings County Cody Bradly
Kings County Cody Penfold
Kings County Connie Velasco
Kings County Cristen avila
Kings County Crystal Badasci
Kings County Derek Barcellos
Kings County Derek Sanchez
Kings County Dulce Meneses
Kings County Elisabeth Downs
Kings County Elizabeth Silva
Kings County Erin Crose
Kings County Erin Gray
Kings County Evelin Escareno
Kings County Franklin Oliveira
Kings County George Badasci
Kings County Grace Nunes
Kings County Gusty Hooper
Kings County Jacob Freitas
Kings County Jamie McKillip
Kings County Jared Penfold
Kings County Jason Evangelo
Kings County Jason Stonehocker
Kings County Jeff Augusto
Kings County Jeff Kwast
Kings County Jennifer Bocanegra
Kings County Jennifer Stewart
Kings County Jennifer Woods
Kings County Jessica McKillip
Kings County Jimmy Leal
Kings County John Amos
Kings County Joyce Kurtz
Kings County Justin Barry
Kings County Kammi Zelenka
Kings County Katie Lafferty
Kings County Kaytlyn Naylon
Kings County Kellie Penfold
Kings County Kelsey Lewis
Kings County Kristi Raber
Kings County Kyle Bradley
Kings County Kyle Oliveira
Kings County Laura Gregory
Kings County Lindsay Dutra
Kings County Liza Teixeira
Kings County Lizuarte Teixeira
Kings County Madison Fragoso
Kings County Mark Mello
Kings County Martin Azevedo
Kings County Matthew Evangelo
Kings County Matthew McCutcheon
Kings County Meghen Sanchez
Kings County Melissa Augusto
Kings County Melissa Burrows
Kings County Mikey Azevedo
Kings County Nancy McCutcheon
Kings County Nicole Foland
Kings County Nicole Stonehocker
Kings County Peter Rietkerk
Kings County Richard Rietkerk
Kings County Rodgey Finney
Kings County Rosemary Velasco
Kings County Ryan Dooley
Kings County Ryan Kwast
Kings County Samantha Johnson
Kings County Sarah Killgore
Kings County Sarah Walls
Kings County Sarina Keylon
Kings County Stefanie Rose
Kings County Stephanie Badasci
Kings County Tami Barr
Kings County Than King
Kings County Tony Evangelo
Kings County Tori Reeves
Kings County Trinity Silva
Kings County Tristan Mallory
Kings County Vanessa Renwick
Kings County Vivian velasco