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     This month, five members of the Zane Trace FFA chapter, a satellite program of Pickaway-Ross, will have the opportunity to compete at the highest level with their agriscience fair research projects and proficiency award applications. 

     Recent graduate member Morgan Congrove was selected as one of four finalists in the Equine Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award competition. This was based on her extensive skill development in the area of training and marketing barrel race horses as well as her financial record keeping.  

     Two teams of juniors also were selected as finalists in the National FFA Agriscience Fair competition. Kailee Adkins and Kendra Detillion qualified in food science and technology with their research on nut-free alternatives in candy. Ellie Doles and Sadie Swepston qualified in Animal Science with their research on the impact of climate on egg production in hens.

     All five students will participate in a virtual judging this month and appear on stage Oct. 26-28 during the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. They also will participate in a career networking event with judges and sponsors during the convention.