Honors for students in FFA chapters

A handful of FFA students from White River, Sumner and Enumclaw high schools fared well during subdistrict competition and advanced to the district level.

The subdistrict contest took place Feb. 24 at Sumner High and the district competition is set for March 23 at Yelm High School.

The following advanced to district competition.

Prepared public speaking: Sadie Aronson (WR), first in her flight; Ayra Maharani (WR), first in flight; Nada Mohammad (WR), second in flight; Alyssa McGee (S), second in flight; Joy Alewa David (WR), third in flight; and Sylvia Berndt (E), fourth in flight.

Extemporaneous public speaking: Rodrigo Ascencio (S), second in flight; Hannah Giddings (S), second in flight; Knoll Williams (E), third in flight; Melissa Michelinic (E), third in flight; Shelby Dover (E), fourth in flight; Ken LaFatasie (E), fourth in flight.

Creed: Sidney Stratt (S), first in flight; Katie Gilbert (WR), second in flight.

Job interview: Sadie Aronson (WR), first in flight; Taylor Enns (WR), first in flight; Alyssa McGee (S), third in flight; Jacklyn Brendible (S), third in flight; A.J. Aspelund (WR), fourth in flight.

Rituals: Sumner “blue,” first place (Ethan Cox, Sidney Stratton, Alexis Thompson, Briana Affonso, Alex McGee and John Wiles); Sumner “gold,” second place (Megan Valesquez, Isabella Anderson, Alyssa Oman, Gage Bergen, Memo Olson and Macy Wahl).

Also competing at the subdistrict level but not advancing were:

White River: Natalie Franco, Sebastian Kelley and Allie Siewert, all in job interview; and Rosalie Masterjohn, creed.

Sumner High: Isabella Vacca and Nikki Steele, prepared public speaking; Maree Hughs, Celine Patrick and Hannah Giddings, job interview.

Enumclaw High: Saliena Machelinic, extemporaneous public speaking, and Knoll Williams, job interview.

Two groups of White River FFA students had earlier earned a trip to statewide competition. During a contest at White River, the school’s agriculture issues team took second place and in the Greenhand contest White River was first. Making up the agriculture issues team were Natalie Franco, Leslie Clark, Natalie Elmore, Allie Siewert and Mikayla Shropshire. Competing in the Greenhand contest were Katie Gilbert, Rosalie Masterjohn, Dustin Clark and Chloe Mitchell.

State competition will take place May 12-14 on the campus of Washington State University in Pullman.