Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Regional/State Study (California)

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State Study (California)
Florida Conference


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Year of Introduction: 2007

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For answers to other states, see State Study.

1. Make a scrapbook to include the following information. Use pictures, maps, or drawings to make it attractive.*

2. Name the state and the year it joined the union.

California became a state on the 9th of September of 1850, the 31st state to join the Union.

3. Draw or find a picture of the following:

a. State flower

The California state flower is the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica).

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

b. State bird

The California state bird is the California Quail (Callipepla californica).

California Quail Callipepla californica

c. State tree

The California state tree is the California Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens).

California Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

d. State animal

The California state animal is the Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos).

Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos)

e. State flag

Flag of California

4. Name the state song and motto.

The state song is "I Love You, California", written by F.B. Silverwood and composed by A.F. Frankenstein.

The motto is "Eureka."

5. Draw a map and show the capital, major cities, rivers, and lakes.

Map of California

6. Name the national parks and three state parks.

National Parks

State Parks

7. Name at least two natural resources, major products, and industries, etc.

8. Name at least three interesting places to visit.

9. Name the Seventh-day Adventist conference president.

California includes four conferences:

Central California Conference: Ramiro A. Cano, Sr.
Northern California Conference: James E. Pedersen
Southeastern California Conference: Sandra Roberts
Southern California: Larry L. Caviness

10. Name the city where the conference office is located.

Central California Conference: Clovis, CA
Northern California Conference: Pleasant Hill, CA
Southeastern California Conference: Riverside, CA
Southern California: Glendale, CA

11. How many of the following does the SDA denomination have in this state?

a. Churches

Central California Conference: 131
Northern California Conference: 139
Southeastern California Conference: 145
Southern California: 128

b. Schools

Central California Conference: 32
Northern California Conference: 36
Southeastern California Conference: 18
Southern California: 18

c. Hospitals

15 hospitals and medical institutions.

d. Members

Central California Conference: 36,644
Northern California Conference: 39,622
Southeastern California Conference: 70,572
Southern California: 42,845

e. Pathfinders

12. Does this state have an SDA college or university? If so, give name and location.

  • Loma Linda University, Loma Linda
  • Pacific Union College, Angwin
  • La Sierra University, Riverside
  • Others Weimar??

13. Give the month and year you collected this information.

August 2014

14. Use pamphlets for parks and places to visit.


Important Notes

*The patch is designed so that you can add one star to the flag for every state you study for the honor.

This is a Regional Honor offered by the Florida Conference. You can obtain the patch and additional stars for each state you study from the Florida Pathfinder Store. You can NOT get these items from AdventSource or other Conferences.