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WSU Ag Students Figure in 4 National Prizes

PULLMAN, Wash. — Ten Washington State University students have returned from Columbus, Ohio, with four prizes won in national competition earlier this month.

The competition was sponsored by the National postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization. This was the first time WSU has entered a team.

Shawna Druffel, Pullman, placed first in prepared public speaking with a speech on precision farming.

Willie Bovard, Newburg, Ore., placed fifth in impromptu speaking.

WSU’s livestock team placed third. Cody Appleford, Walla Walla, Kari Beerbower, McCleary, Wash., Julie Holterman, Bellingham, and Jessica Sandefur, Yakima, comprised the team.

WSU’s six-member team finished sixth among 38 teams competing in a college bowl.

Members of that team were Appleford; Beerbower; Holterman; Kirk Dugger, Ritzville; Becky Newman, Yakima and Pete Wyborney, Wilbur, Wash.

WSU’s dairy team finished 18th out of 40 schools. Team members were Brandy Feagan, Holterman, and two students from Skagit Valley Community College.

WSU participants are members of the WSU Postsecondary Agricultural Student club.

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