PULLMAN, Wash. — Quincy high school student Brian Faw has been elected president of the Washington FFA for 2000-2001. He is the son of Russ and Cathy Faw.
Officers for the coming school year were elected Sunday at the close of a four-day state conference on the Washington State University campus. An estimated 3,000 people attended the 70th stateFFA convention.
One hundred and fifty high schools were represented, said Marvin Kleene, WSU on-campus coordinator for the convention and an agricultural education professor.
Other officers elected were:
- Vice President Teresa Blanco, Chelan, daughter of Emiliano and Alicia Blanco.
- Secretary Carrie Harp, Odessa, daughter of Pete and Lois Harp.
- Treasurer Craig Shindler, Thornton, son of Kevin and Charlotte Shindler.
- Sentinel Brentt Roberts, Vancouver, son of Robert and Debbie Richards.
- Reporter Jessica Sachs, Rock Island, daughter of Mike and Pam Sachs.
About 30,000 high school students are enrolled in 220 agricultural education programs in Washington. Some 9,000 of them belong to the FFA. The FFA, formerly Future Farmers of America, provides students with a well-rounded, practical approach to learning through classroom education, focuses on agricultural topics and hands-on supervised career experience. It also provides leadership opportunities and challenges students’ agricultural skills.
– 30 –