Food Science and Technology Agricultural Communications Teams Compete

Angelina Henger, Jacob Eidemiller, Amanda Bartel, Andrew Kowalak, and Corrine Melvin

Recently the Miami East FFA Food Science and Technology Team and Agricultural Communication Team competed in the District 5 Contests hosted by St. Henry High School.

In the Food Science and Technology Contest contestants included Jacob Eidemiller, Amanda Bartel, Angelina Henger, Corrine Melvin, and Andrew Kowalak. The team placed 4th out of 31 teams. The highest placing individual from Miami East was Amanda Bartel, who placed 2nd in the entire contest. There were more than 120 individuals in the contest.

During the contest the team members were asked to complete a product development scenario in which they calculated the nutritional facts for a new food product and design a new package.  Also they completed an aroma identification section, took a written test, responded to a mock customer complaint letter, identified sanitation errors in the food industry, and completed a taste sensory test.

Kelly Rindler, Kendra Beckman, Meagan McKinney

Additionally, the Agricultural Communications team competed in the District 5 competition. The team consisted of Kendra Beckman, Meagan McKinney, and Kelly Rindler. The team placed 5th out of 8 schools. Kelly Rindler was the highest placing individual from Miami East.

During the contest the team presented a media plan on a FFA Recruitment activity. They also took an online general knowledge test on agricultural communications and an editing quiz on their knowledge of Associated Press style writing.

This is the first time Miami East has ever competed in this competition. The team would like to thank Hannah Long, a Miami East graduate and current Agricultural Communications major at Ohio State, for coaching their team.

Congratulations and good luck next year. Respectfully Submitted, Dani Sands, Miami East FFA Chapter Reporter

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