By: Sydney Bartels
On March 1, 2020, some of the Silver Lake High School and Jr. High students submitted their Agriscience projects to the FFA Agriscience Fair. Even though the competition had a completely different look to it this year, there were about ten students who wanted to compete. The competition was virtual, so the students submitted their projects to State FFA through their website. The projects were then judged over the course of a few weeks. Out of all of the participants from all over the state, only some of the students were accepted to compete at the State FFA Convention. There were many different categories and options to enter their projects into. Competing in the Animal Systems category was Lana Swanson who received 3rd place in the division. Competing in the Plant Systems category was Madison Karr who received 1st place, and Samantha Bonifas who received 3rd place. Competing in the Food Products and Processing Systems category was Taylor Hanson who received 1st place, Clay Plambeck received 2nd place. Competing in the Power, Structural, and Technical Systems category was Jeremy Sharp who received 3rd place. Madison Karr and Taylor Hanson then moved onto the National FFA Convention where they represented Silver Lake FFA. Mrs. Curlo stated “It is very exciting to see the students work hard on their projects and be successful with them not only on the local level but also at the national level. It is a huge accomplishment for their FFA careers and will be an excellent resume builder no matter what career path they take.” Karr and Hanson both received bronze medals along with $100 each for their hard work and dedication to their projects.