Two high school students will represent wheat farmers as Washington Wheat Ambassadors for the upcoming year.
Lacey Miller of Ritzville and Evan Henning of Thornton will give speeches at the upcoming Washington Association of Wheat Growers annual awards banquet Nov. 15 during the Tri-State Grain Growers convention in Portland.
Miller and Henning were selected after an initial written application process that included submitting a short introductory video.
The seniors will be judged on the quality of their presentation and the conclusion of the banquet, will receive $2,500 and $2,000 scholarships funded by the Washington Wheat Foundation, according to a WAWG press release.
Miller and Henning will represent wheat farmers at various civic and community events and participate in an advocacy trip to Olympia with WAWG leaders.
Miller is the daughter of Marchelle and Mike Miller. The multi-generational family farm is located outside of Ritzville. She has maintained a high scholastic achievement throughout high school and is active in numerous school and community activities, including three varsity sports, FFA, Honor Society, community volunteer projects and is a running start student at Eastern Washington University.
She plans to continue her education at a university to earn a degree in marketing and agricultural communications.
Henning is the son of Steven and Heidi Henning. Their multi-generational family farm is near Thornton.
He has maintained a strong grade point average at Oakesdale High School. He excels out of the classroom by being very active in school and community activities, including three varsity sports, FFA, Honor Society, drama club and band. Evan participates in community service through his various roles.
Henning has a passion for metal art and work on the family farm, where he plans to return after furthering his education.