Twenty-five Chelan FFA members loaded up their animals and headed up to Waterville for the NCW District Fair Aug. 24-28.
They picked up right where they left off last spring in terms of successful competition.
On Thursday all the still life is judged and the market animals are judged on type.
In the Sheep Barn, Jessie Oules kept her streak of four straight years in a row with the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the NCW Fair. Stephanie Olivera and Ella Tschetter also received Blue ribbons for their lambs.
In the Goat Barn, Michael Tutino had the Grand Champion Meat Goat. Aislinn Davis, Carlos Vargas, Henry Armstrong, Santiago Jimenez, Dianna Sanchez, Dylan Bufunda and Ashley Oswald all received blue ribbons for their meat goats. Dianna Sanchez also exhibited the Grand Champion 3-year-old Boer Doe.
In the Swine Barn, Dane Schwartz brought both the Grand and Reserve Champion Market Hogs to fair the first time that this has been done in recent memory. Katie Gleasman, Matt Fitzpatrick, Kenny Reeves, Owen Oules, Wyatt Dietrich, Dylan Bufunda, Allie Barnes, Sam Austin, Devin Holden, Dawson Roberts, Angel Blanco, and Emily Mudd all received blue ribbons and Darby Dietrich a red. Macaela LaPorte had the third place market steer in the Beef Barn.
Zoee Stamps had a tremendous couple days in the Horse barn, earning Grand Champion Rosettes for Horse Fitting and Showing, Western Pleasure, Halter Horse, and Reserve Grand Champion in Western Equitation.
On Friday Jessie Oules was the Sheep Fitting and Showing Champion and ended up the Reserve Champion Overall Showman in the round robin.
In the Still Life Barn, Michael Tutino was the Reserve Grand Champion Ag Mechanics Large Project. Wyatt Habich was the Grand Champion Ag Mechanics Utility Skills and Santiago Jimenez won the Reserve Rosette. Tyler Higgins was the Grand Champion Agronomy Plant Mount and Ebelia Gutierrez was Reserve Champion. Dianna Sanchez had the Grand Champion Vegetable for her Red Cabbage entry and Angel Blanco was Reserve with his Red Chili Peppers. Dianna also had the Grand Champion Fruit with her plate of Gala Apples and Stephanie Olivera won Reserve for her plate of Honeycrisp.
Angel Blanco was the Overall Horticulture Champion and Dianna Sanchez was the Overall Horticulture Reserve Champion. Stephanie Olivera had the Grand Champion FFA Photography exhibit and Dianna Sanchez was Reserve Champion.
In Career Development Events, the Chelan Chapter brought home four banners in four events. They earned a first place finish in Produce Judging with Stephanie Olivera finishing third, Thomas Armstrong fourth, and Matt Fitzpatrick eighth individually. They brought home a second place Banner in Livestock with Dawson Roberts, Dane Schwartz, and Owen Oules placing third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
Micheal Tutino was the first place individual in the tractor driving CDE and earned the third place banner. And the Horse CDE team also earned a third place banner with Stephanie Olivera seventh, Allie Barnes eighth, and Katie Gleasman 10th individually.
Members will rest for a week, and then load up and head out to the Chelan County Fair Sept. 7-11 in Cashmere.