The FFA program at Cedarcrest High School would like to recognize the hard work of those students who exhibited at the Evergreen State Fair in August. All students competing at the fair invested much time caring, raising, and learning about their animals and livestock. The dedication to their projects is reflected in the success of each FFA member that exhibited at the 2017 Evergreen State Fair. Cedarcrest students competed and placed in several categories.
Dairy Cattle: In the dairy cattle division, Dylan Alddridge won reserve champion in showmanship and LeAnn Starns received grand champion for her Jersey Heifer.
Dairy Goats: Showing FFA dairy goats were Leila Misallati, Ella Dianich and Anna Christensen. Leila won champion in showmanship and type contests while Ella also earned a champion ribbon. Anna won best in show and outstanding dairy goat exhibitor.
Fiber Animals: Amongst the FFA fiber animal exhibitors, Keaton Downing and Holly Gunn took first and second place in the obstacle course competition. Parker Downing earned grand champion in public relations and Brooke Downing won champion in fiber goat showmanship. Sawyer Vondra and Elli Case both won grand champion in showmanship for llamas and alpacas, while Amy Duer was the outstanding fiber animal exhibitor.
Horses: Those who exhibited horses include Avery Jacob and Haley Wilkes. Avery won reserve and grand champion ribbons in showmanship and multiple riding classes. Haley won grand champion in English Pleasure as well as reserve in showmanship with her miniature horse.
Meat Goats: Showing FFA meat goats were Megan Reid who won reserve showmanship and Dietrich Brooks who was the outstanding meat goat exhibitor.
Poultry: In the poultry division, Elsa Brouwer won reserve champion for both her cockerel and pullet chickens. Anna Knutson received class champion ribbons for multiple Call ducks. Benjamin Benson placed senior champion in poultry showmanship and Megan Reid won outstanding FFA poultry exhibitor.
Rabbits: In FFA rabbits, Kendra Mutch was the outstanding rabbit exhibitor.
Landscape: In addition to exhibiting animals, FFA students designed and installed two landscapes for the fair. Both landscapes entered by Cedarcrest placed first and second in the competition.
Career Development Competitions: All exhibitors also competed in a variety of competitions pertaining to agricultural careers. Of these competitions, Cedarcrest excelled in the Veterinary Science and Forestry competitions achieving second place in each.