May 25, 2024

WCA shines at Minnesota FFA Convention, Jaime Johnson triumphs in State FFA achievements

For the first time in 30 years, a WCA student, Jaime Johnson, has been awarded the FFA State Star in Agribusines.

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Jake Sias 
Grant County Herald

Jaime Johnson’s exceptional performance at the Minnesota FFA convention has not gone unnoticed, capturing the prestigious State Star in Agribusiness award. “Jaime Johnson had a year like nothing I’ve seen in my 17 years of teaching,” said Eric Sawatzke, Ag Teacher at WCA. Johnson distinguished herself among the state’s 15,000 members, a significant achievement that highlights her leadership and expertise in agriculture.

The State Star in Agribusiness is one of four such accolades bestowed across various categories, making Johnson one of the elite members in the state, equivalent to being named a statewide MVP. This accolade has brought her widespread attention across various media outlets. In recognition of her achievement, her parents were awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree.

Johnson’s journey to this high honor included four rigorous interview rounds with agricultural industry professionals, beginning in early February, with her final interview occurring just this past Sunday. Her ability to excel consistently through these rounds speaks volumes about her knowledge and commitment to agriculture.

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