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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, November7, 2007, Page 14 Samantha Baker 2007 National FFA Agriscience Fair Winner and Ben Gundermann 2nd Place Individual National FFA Meats Contest Samantha Baker is the National :FFA Champion it/the Biochemistry/Food Science/Microbiology division of the Agriscience Fair competition. Westbrook Walnut Grove FFA Chapter. American Degree Ben Gundermann placed 2nd in the the:National: National FFA Meats Contest. Ben will :convention. The : receive a scholarship for $900 for his American Degree is accomplishments. Ben along with Theo the highest degree Johnson, Josh Merrick, and R.J. Pfarr awarded by the competed against 49 other states and National FFA 150 individuals. The team placed llth Organization and Samantha,s project named "Soap Wars" . overall with a gold team rating. Ben tested various soaps for their effective- ness on eliminating bacteria. Samantha competed at the 80th National FFA Convention and received her award onstage during the seventh general session at the National Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Samantha Baker is coached by Garret Bitker and Kelly Falch of the recogmzes Brian's placed 2nd, Theo placed 47th, Josh demonstrated lead- placed 72nd, and R.J. placed 85th. The ership abilities and contest consists of placing classes,: qual- ity and yield grading beef carcass, writ- :ments ten test, meat formulation problem," ture To be eligible, team test, and identifying 40 cuts'0f members must have meat. The meats team is coached by Linda Carter. Brian Stresemann received his earned and produc- tively invested $7,500 though a supervised agricul- tural experience program. Brian is the son of Donna and David Stresemann, is cur- rently attending SDSU. Brian received a gold American Degree key and certificate com- memorate the achievement. The Westbrook Walnut Grove FFA was also hon- ored to have Ellie Vondracek in the National band. Ellie was selected to intro- duce the band onstage during the seventh general session at the National Convention and perform with the band throughout the Nati0ndl 'Convention. Brian Stresemann and EUie is the daughter of Tom and Kathy premier Meats team members from left m R.J. P farr, Josh Merrick, Theo Johnson, V0ndracek. and career and Ben Gundermann. Submitted photo. The Westbrook Walnut Grove FFA education. Ben Gundermann. Submitted photo. also sent Caleb Cohrs, Kyle West, Venla Vang, Sena Vang, Mai Yer Yang, Julie Yang, Betty Yang, Pa Ia Yang, Jaynnah Parker, Cody Wehmeyer, Dylan Wetter, and Cedar Yang to the convention. The National Convention is the nation,s largest annual youth gathering, welcoming stu- dents, parents and educa- tors from all across the United States. The FFA organization has 495,046 student members. The mis- sion of the FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by devel- oping their potential for leadership, personal growth success through agriculture Don't be left out Subscribe to the Sentinel Tribun V'FRIDAY"-- 1 1 A.M. TO 3 P.M. SA, SUNDAY E85 for 85 sponsored by Poet Bioreflning (limit 30 gallons) 2 for I video rentals * Pizza special--large one,topping 10 off per gallon of Biodiesel (B2) sponsored by Cottonwood County Corn and Soybean Growers Association 10 off per gallon of gas sponsored by Staples Enterprises Inc. (limit 30 gallons) * :loin us for luncht 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get a slice of pizza and a can of pop for $1. 0 LakeS Children's coloring pizza for $9,99 contest for free Disney/ family movie rentals iil ill! ili! : iii / ii i i i i i i i 2 Inlstore l " specials, all weekend long! .