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Lodi High FFA students take honors at national fair

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Posted: Friday, November 5, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 1:55 pm, Mon Nov 8, 2010.

Members of the Lodi High School FFA organization recently returned from the national agri-science fair in Indianapolis with a handful of awards. They include:

  • Clayton Lauchland, of Lodi, was awarded with a gold pin in honor of his project that examined how much leaf defoliation is economically productive for the winegrape grower.
  • Jake Boynton, of Acampo, who was awarded with a silver pin in honor of the project on using alcohol as an alternate fuel source to power a gas engine.
  • Levi Shandrew and Anthony Piombo, both of Lodi, who were selected the third-place winners for botany. They were each awarded a gold pin in honor of the project testing different growing methods on tomato plants.
  • Rebecca Kinney and Angelique Grady, both of Lodi, were each awarded with a silver pin for their project testing the growth rate of algae in different types of water when exposed to different temperatures.

All 580 participants national were honored at agri-science awards presentation at the National FFA Convention, Oct. 20-23. In order to compete, they had to have successfully placed at the state convention held earlier this year.

The agri-science fair program is sponsored by Cargill and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, which includes cash awards for the top three winners in each category and division.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education, according to a press release.

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