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Cedarcrest students compete in FFA job interview competition

  • Written by Katie Walsh, CHS FFA reporter

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Lauren Labrosse and Connor Clancy anticipate the final round of interviews in the job interview competition. Photo by Katie Birum, FFA vice president
On December 5, four Cedarcrest FFA (Future Farmers of America) members made the journey to Lynden, Washington where they participated in the job interview competition for FFA.

Students Lauren Labrosse, Connor Clancy, AJ Schutte and Katie Birum spent many hours perfecting their resumes, cover letters, answering tough questions, and learning the correct format of writing a proper thank you letter.

This is a very competitive competition and students who place in the top five move onto the state level.

“The job interview competition is really fun and helps me to prepare for career interviews in my future,” stated CHS senior Lauren Labrosse.

Connor Clancy and Lauren consistently impressed the judges, and placed in the top five. The state FFA competition will take place in Pullman, Washington in early May of this year.

Cedarcrest is the only school in Western Washington to have two students moving on to the state level.

“All four students spent many hours perfecting their paperwork and worked incredibly hard to reach this level,” said advisor Sarah Thomas. “These students should be quite proud of themselves.”

She is right. It isn’t at all easy competing against other schools in our district. Students representing Mt. Vernon, Burlington, Lynden, Lynden Christian, Ferndale, Meridian and Arlington were all tough competitors.

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