Local Newaygo County Career-Tech Agriscience Students Win at Nationals
Students from the Newaygo County Career-Tech Center (NCCTC), having won research competitions at the local and state levels, traveled to the National FFA Agriscience competition in Indianapolis, IN.
The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. The participants must conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture and food science industries, and present their findings to a panel of judges.
Alisha Snider placed 10th in the nation with research conducted by her and Kennedy Semposki (Tri-County). Their research was on teenager perceptions of organic and conventional food.
Sage Beerman (Newaygo) and Katelyn Shue (Newaygo) presented their research on the drinking quality of well water on and off farms, placing 8th in the country.
‘’These results speak highly to the level of commitment and passion our Agriscience students put into their research,” said Bernard Brown, NCCTC Principal, “as well as our instructors who have developed intentional practice and learning sessions based on each prior year’s learning.”