Consol students compete in national agriscience fair

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Consol students compete in national agriscience fair


Several A&M Consolidated students recently earned awards at the National FFA Agriscience Fair held in conjunction with the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., on October 20-23.

Calli McIntyre and Jordan Brown were selected as the second place team winners for Botany and earned a Gold pin for their project titled: What Makes Your Garden Grow? Does Rainwater or Tap Water Help Your Plants Grow Better?

Colton Hanson won second place and was awarded a Gold pin for Botany in honor of the project titled: Herbicides in your hay never looked so good.
David Rooney was awarded Gold pin in honor of the project titled: The effect of bedding on the productivity for market or show: Phase 2.

Kristin Kasper and Victoria Pilger were awarded with a Silver pin in honor of the project titled: Food for thought: what makes worms grow?

These students were successful at the state level before moving onto the National Fair where they competed with 580 students from across the U.S.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture.
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