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Posted on Oct 19, 2018

Quincy FFA busy with competitions

On Oct. 9, Quincy FFA members from the Natural Resources class headed down to Wilson Creek for the District IX Land Judging CDE. At the competition, students evaluated types of soil and land use types.
Students were required to perform site evaluations based on their determination of soil depth, soil texture, and slope. Based on their evaluation they then had to select the land use class ranging from Class 1-Prime Farm Land, to Class 8-not suitable for building, farming, or grazing, having only aesthetic value.

The Quincy FFA team placed 2nd at the District IX Land Judging CDE in Wilson Creek. From the left are Junior Ramos, Mario Valencia, Justin Thompson, Gavin Sahli and Tommy Workinger.
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The members who competed were Junior Ramos, Justin Thompson, Tommy Workinger, Mario Valen-cia, Gavin Sahli, Rodrigo Zepeda, Mallory Roduner, Olivia Ashby, Jared Ruiz, Jorge Hernandez, Nerit Contreras, Ezequil Estrada, Noelia Bravo, Jaelyn Zuniga-Diaz, and Ken Salistro. – Madison Lee, Chapter Reporter

Evergreen Tour
On Sept. 25, the Quincy FFA chapter hosted the annual Washington State FFA Association Evergreen Tour. The Evergreen tour provides an opportunity for members from each of the nine FFA Districts around Washington to meet the Washington State FFA officers. The State officers facilitate workshops to teach FFA members important life lessons and values.
Over 400 FFA members attended this event from 11 chapters, including Soap Lake, Moses Lake, Warden, Lind-Ritzville, Washtucna, Wilson Creek, Kahlotus, Ephrata, Odessa, Wahluke and Quincy.
– Madison Lee, Chapter Reporter

National convention
Six members of the Quincy FFA will soon make the cross-country trip to the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis and compete in the Hall of States as part of the National FFA Expo.
In May, they won the Hall of Chapters competition at the Washington State FFA Convention, earning the right to represent the Washington FFA Association in national competition.
Members had to design a trade show booth for the Hall of States. Members will man their booth for the three days of the National FFA Expo and will interact with around 20,000 members and adults each day. Over 67,000 participants are expected to attend the 90th National FFA Convention.
The members representing the Quincy FFA and the Washington FFA Association are Gavin Sahli, Taran Brown, Jane Kennedy, Paden Wallace, Anne Safe, and Cody Main.