04.02.14 17:27 Age: 78 days

Agriculture Students Win Big!

Category: Spotlight

 

On January 29 and 30, seven WWCC students traveled with their agriculture advisors to compete in the statewide Postsecondary Agricultural Students competition hosted by Spokane Community College.  WWCC students excelled in many events finishing either first or second statewide. These students are freshman and sophomores at WWCC. Some will be transferring on to four year institutions, while others plan to immediately pursue careers in the agriculture industry upon graduation.

 

First place finishes included:

Name 

Event

Eliana Bolt   

Employment Interview: Agribusiness Sales
Ag Sales Specialist

Rachel McClure    

Employment Interview: Livestock Production
Impromptu Speaking

Grady Gfeller 

Employment Interview: Fertilizer & Ag Chemistry
Precision Ag Specialist
Soil Science Specialist

Justin Williams  

Crops Specialist

Will Bowdish

Livestock Specialist


Second place finishes included:

Name

 Event

Jack Wright 

Employment Interview: Agribusiness Administration
Ag Sales Specialist

Eliana Bolt  

Impromptu Speaking

Grady Gfeller 

Crops Specialist

Eliana Bolt  

Equine Specialist

Rachel McClure 

Livestock Specialist

                                          

Debbie Frazier and Matt Williams, the WWCC Agriculture Advisors are very proud of their student’s accomplishments. They said, “The icing on the cake at the conference was seeing the students work seamlessly as a team and take first place in the College Bowl.” The College Bowl tests students’ comprehensive knowledge of the agriculture industry.  It is extremely fast-paced and competitive. Team members included Eliana Bolt, Rachel McClure, Grady Gfeller, Jack Wright, and Cory Erstrom.

All of these students are now qualified to compete at the National PAS competition in St. Cloud, MN from March 12-15, 2014. 

 

Not pictured: Justin Williams, Will Bowdish