On the morning of Thursday May 3, twenty-three students competed in the Ohio AgriScience Fair at Ohio FFA Convention in Columbus. Zane Trace FFA was very successful within the science fair this year, with twelve students receiving a gold rating. The teams of David Glass and Audrey and Stephanie Glass and Jessie Proehl placed first and third in the Food Science and Products category, respectively. This is David and Audrey’s third consecutive year with a win at the state level, and they will again advance to the National level in the fall. Sarah Cox and Eva Bugg both placed first in their categories of Plant Systems and Natural Resources. Zane Trace also had two teams placing second within their categories. The second place teams include: Maleah Calhoun and Lauren Smith in Social Systems, and Hunter Hardman and Camden Everidge in Animal Systems.
“It has been amazing to see the AgriScience participation grow into such a big thing within our school,” said Stephanie Glass. “It seems that each year, more and more members participate, and more and more members do well in the AgriScience Fair. It’s starting to become a wonderful tradition within Zane Trace FFA.”
Many members are already beginning preparation for next year’s projects, and recruiting new member to try out the AgriScience Fair. Zane Trace will surely not disappoint in the AgriScience Fair for the coming years. Sarah Cox, Eva Bugg, and David Glass and Audrey Hoey will all compete next fall in Indianapolis in the National AgriScience Fair.