Ferndale High’s Vet Science Team Places First at State
Addie Ericksen Places First in Creed Competition
Congratulations to Ferndale High School’s FFA Team who, again this year, came home with top honors from the State competition. The Veterinary Science Team took first place. Pictured are: front row—Shelby Robinson and Kailey Robertson; back row—(Coach Tony Torretta), Jamie Mason, Lindsey Quackenbush, Cameron Pitt, Skylar Tanahill, (Coach Lisa Abbot). Team alternate was Kevin Bemcomo.
FFA Member Addie Ericksen placed first in the Creed competition.
FFA Member Alexis Kudsk ran for state officer. Even though she was not selected to an office this year, she did a great job during her speech.
To top it off, Corrina Davis, 2016 Ferndale High Grad and 2016-2017 Washington FFA State Secretary completed her service year.
The competition was held May 12-14 at Washington State University.
The team is coached by Tony Torretta and Lisa Abbot. The team has qualified for the National FFA competition which will be held October 25-28 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Future Farmers of America” was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting– it’s a science, it’s a business and it’s an art.
FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.
So today, they are still the Future Farmers of America. But, they are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.
For more information:
FFA Advisor Tony Torretta, 360.383.9347, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ferndale High School Principal Jeff Gardner, 383.9243
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207, email@example.com