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Sammi Cool Wins FFA District Scholarship 3/25/2011
Sammi Jo Cool, Chelan FFA and District VII 2010-11 President, was selected by the District VII Agriculture Educators to receive the 2011 District VII Scholarship. The District VII Scholarship is a $500 scholarship and is awarded to the Outstanding Senior FFA Member in District VII based on their FFA involvement, Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) Project, and academic records. The District encompasses Chapters from Cascade, Cashmere, Wenatchee, Eastmont, Waterville, Entiat, Manson, Chelan, Pateros, Brewster, Bridgeport, Okanogan, Omak, Tonasket, and Oroville and has just over 700 members.

Sammi Jo was selected for her outstanding performance over the last four years of FFA membership. In the FFA, she has excelled in leadership roles serving as the Chelan Chapter Sweetheart and Secretary, two terms as Chelan Chapter President, District President, and District Secretary. She has represented the Chelan FFA Chapter in a wide variety of Career Development Events including Prepared Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Creed Speaking, Rituals, First Year CDE, Forestry, Ag Issues, Marketing, Tractor Driving, Horses, Livestock, Apples, and Ag Mechanics. She has earned over 75 banners at the District, State, and National Levels, including being on 2 state Champion teams and finishing as the 20th Individual in the nation at the 2007 National FFA Horse CDE. Her SAE Project involved Diversified Livestock Production raising Market Steers, Market Lambs, Meat Goats, and Performance Horses from which she has made over $12,000 over her FFA Career. Her future plans include attending Walla Walla Community College and then Washington State University to major in Animal Science.