The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


May 17, 2014

Fairview students place at interscholastic meet

ENID, Okla. — Members of Fairview FFA brought home plenty of hardware from the State FFA Interscholastic event held at Oklahoma State University.

The agricultural communications team consisting of Bailey Deutschendorf, Lindsay Pembrook, Jennifer Bedwell and Holly Heinrichs finished as the state runner-up, with Deutschendorf receiving third-high individual. Audrey Dunlap, Dawson Haworth and Ethan Sacket made up the marketing plan team, which also finished as state runner-up. The dairy foods team consisting of Bethany Niles, Maggie Martens, Kara Schlotthauer and Paige Reeves, also had an outstanding contest as they finished third as a team, and Niles received third-high individual. All of those teams were recognized at the 88th annual State FFA Convention.

Also at the State FFA Convention, Lindsay Pembrook won first place and qualified for nationals in the agricultural communications proficiency award area. Pembrook won $650 plus an additional $1,000 scholarship. Bethany Niles was recognized on stage for being the state runner-up in the Greenhand FFA Quiz contest, which was held last fall. Jennifer Bedwell was selected as an Oklahoma Youth Expo Academic All-State Scholarship recipient receiving a $5,000 scholarship.

Audrey Dunlap was chosen as one of only 45 Washington Leadership Conference scholarship recipients. She received $1,000 to pay for the cost of the national conference.

Fairview FFA also was fortunate to have five senior members receive the prestigious State FFA Degree. These members are Jennifer Bedwell, Lindsay Pembrook, Lane Spradlin, Alli Siler and Rachael Hopkins. Hopkins also was distinguished as an Academic Excellence award winner. Fairview FFA also was recognized as a national Three-Star Gold Emblem Chapter. This is the highest award a chapter can win on the national level.

To celebrate these successes and many more throughout the year, 300 FFA members and community supporters attended the annual Fairview FFA Banquet on May 5. Throughout this banquet FFA and community members were recognized their achievements.

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