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Cedarcrest FFA students shine at Evergreen State Fair

  • Written by Katie Walsh, FFA Reporter
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Upper row: Sarah Davidson, Megan Russell, Katie Walsh, Nicole Pearson. Bottom row: Annie Joy Schutte, Connor Clancy, Sophia Marchetti. Photo by Donna Bielstein
While many high school students were still enjoying summer vacation, students with Cedarcrest FFA were hard at work at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe.

This year the Cedarcrest FFA chapter had one of its best years ever. Not only did they receive first place in the poultry contest, but they also placed first in Natural Resources.

In addition, they received Horticulture Best in Show, which is a combination of several horticulture events including Floral and Landscaping Design.

The theme of the fair was "Hungry for Fun." The officers and other dedicated chapter members created a landscape entitled "Cedarcrest Farmers Market."

The landscape charmed the crowds enough to earn the chapter second place in Landscape Design. Student members also did a tremendous job placing first in individual events as well.

Nicole Pearson earned Reserve Champion in Horse Showing and Sophia Marchetti earned Grand Champion with her rabbits.

Annie Joy Schutte was top individual for Natural Resources, Sarah Davidson earned top individual for Apple Grading, and Katie Birum earned top individual for Potato Judging. Two of our members received the Outstanding Exhibitor Award for their entry category: Sophia Marchetti for Rabbits and Megan Russell for Horticulture.

Overall this was an amazing year for the Cedarcrest FFA Chapter at the fair and a great start for the school year.

Students hope that all the knowledge and experience gained from the Evergreen State Fair will help them receive high marks at the Puyallup State Fair later in September.

Congratulations to the advisors, Sarah Thomas and Les Collins, for all of their hard work and dedication to FFA and the Cedarcrest Agriculture Education Program.

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