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SHS Students Win Awards at National FFA Convention

Congrats to 10 Sumner High School students who earned awards at the 2020 National Agriscience Fair, held virtually during the National FFA Organization Convention!
Even in the midst of pandemic-related challenges, these students remained dedicated to their research, representing SHS at the state and national level.
  • Adeline R (Class of 2020): 3rd Place, Gold Award Environmental & Natural Resources Systems: The Effect of Permeable Pavements on Danio rerio
  • Nazaaha P & Sierra B (Class of 2021): 4th Place, Gold Award Environmental & Natural Resources Systems: Testing Concentrations of Tire Leachate on Steelhead Trout
  • Madeline M & Sydney M (Class of 2023): 9th Place, Silver Award Social Sciences: What Type of Flour Makes the Best Cookie?
  • Hailey H & Maggie W (Class of 2021): 10th Place, Silver Award Social Sciences: Consumer Milk Preferences
  • Kayce H (Class of 2020): Bronze Award Plant Science: Does the Amount of Water Affect the Germination of Cucurbita pepo?
  • Kennedy S (Class of 2020): Bronze Award Social Sciences: Single Use Plastics and Teenagers: Usage and Opinions
  • Chance R (Class of 2021): Bronze Award Power, Structure, and Technical Systems: How can the efficiency of transportation be improved via technology?
The process to earn a spot at the National FFA Convention begins in March when the students submitted their written reports for judging at the state level. They were each selected as the state winners in their category and division, which allowed them to advance to Nationals.
The first step of national competition involves a written application as well as submitting a finalized written report. These reports range from 10-16 pages long and are judged by a panel of agriculture professionals. The top 12 in each category from around the country were then invited to create a video of themselves presenting their research which would be viewed by another panel of judges for their final placings.