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State FFA Elects Officers

PULLMAN, Wash. — Brian M. Valentine, an FFA member from Othello, was elected 1996-97 state FFA president for Washington at the conclusion of the organizations’s 66th convention Sunday.

Valentine, the son of Mark and Wanda Valentine, 10086 Road A S.E., also has served as his FFA chapter’s sentinel and was a member of the 1995 state livestock judging team.

Valentine is a 1995 graduate of Royal High School.

Hillary R. Fulk, an FFA member from Sumner, was elected state vice president. She also was a member of the top FFA sales team nationally and a member of the state’s winning parliamentary procedure team.

Fulk, whose guardians are Hugh and Cinthia Eleland, is a senior at Sumner High School.

Levi E. Brown, an FFA member from Everson, was elected state secretary. He also has served as chapter president, FFA District 1 president and student body president of Nooksack Valley High.

Brown is the son of Larry and Cheryl Brown, 7096 Oat Cole Rd.

Rhonda R. Newbury, an FFA member from Sumner, was elected state treasurer. She has served as chapter secretary, was a member of the top national FFA sales team and placed second in the state with her agriculture science project.

The Sumner High senior is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Newbury of Sumner.

Erika Gonzalez, an FFA member from Pasco, was elected state reporter.

The Pasco High senior also has served as chapter delegate, vice president, president, and national chapter committee chair.

Gonzalez is the daughter of Abel and Adelia Gonzalez, 6005 W. Park.

Marissa K. Thorne, an FFA member from Pasco, was elected state sentinel. The River View High School senior also has served as chapter president, district vice president and associated student body secretary. She is the daughter of Dennis and Merele Thorne, 4171 Elm Rd.

More than 2,500 FFA members, chapter advisors and guests attended the convention that concluded Sunday at the Washington State University’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.

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