Bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals from the National FFA Convention highlighted a successful showing for Lynden FFA students.
Following a first-place finish in Washington state in the spring, the Lynden FFA’s Agricultural Communications team earned a trip to this fall’s National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The group of Audrey Ward, Sammy Escobar, Bella Duffey and Priya Dhaliwal earned 12th nationally and landed individual accolades along the way.
The contest included writing a 15-page communications portfolio and presenting on the portfolio for 15 minutes. The students then took a 50-question test on editing and communications. From there, the students listened to a 20-minute mock press conference and wrote a press release and letter to the editor about the content. They had to build a web page and edit a short video.
Along with the top-12 national placement as a team, Dhaliwal earned the top test score in the contest, awarding her a gold medal placing. Ward and Duffey both earned silver medals and Escobar a bronze. The team was coached by Julie Milstead and John Grubbs.