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Learn more about this amazing leadership program available to high school seniors. Two college scholarships available, $2,500 and $2,000. Parents must be members of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers. Information will be available later in 2015.

 

2014/15 Wheat Ambassadors named

Morgan Adams

Adams is the daughter of Ben and Jenny Adams who farm near Coulee City. Morgan has maintained a 3.61 GPA in high school, and she has been very active in many school sports and organizations including FBLA, FFA and ASB. Morgan serves as her FFA chapter vice president and FBLA treasurer and participates in band, Knowledge Bowl, Distinguished Young Woman Program and was elected by the student body to become the ASB representative to the school board. She volunteers at the local veterinary clinic and dreams of becoming a veterinarian herself after attending Washington State University.

Adams said she wants to educate youth about wheat and how it is grown and thinks that young people need to understand how food is produced instead of relying on the media, which isn’t always factual.

“I want to learn more because if I’m trying to educate youth, I think I should be learning with them,” she said. “I’m part of a wheat family, and I don’t know as much as I should. I’m looking forward to meeting our politicians in Olympia.”

Matthew Warren

Warren is the son of Bill and Kristine Warren who farm near Dayton. Warren has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school and has been active in Boy Scouts, FBLA, FFA, Honor Society, Knowledge Bowl and is a three-sport athlete. He serves as his FFA chapter’s president, FBLA parliamentarian and class treasurer. Warren plans on attending the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., to study international business and the Chinese language.

“I wanted to be an ambassador, because I thought it would be interesting to gain insight into how the interactions between the government and industry happen,” he said, adding that he wants to come away from the experience with a better understanding of what works and doesn’t work when advocating for the industry and what affects voters.

Warren also thinks its important for young people involved in agriculture on the east side of the state to speak out and tell their story.