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Yalowitz Wins Food Science CDE, Louisburg FFA Places Second

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Lori Moore from Texas A&M University served as superintendent of this year\'s event.

Madelynn Yalowitz of the Louisburg FFA Chapter placed first individually in this years event.  Paige Buffington placed second and Bryn O’Meara placed fifth.  The team consisiting of Yalowitz, Buffington, O’Meara, and Holly Turner, who received a bronze emblem ranking placed second overall.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the food science and technology event are sponsored by the Kraft Heinz Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

The National FFA Food Science and Technology CDE is designed to test a student\'s basic knowledge of food science as well as the student\'s ability to apply this knowledge to practical situations. Each team participates in a timed team product development project, and each individual participates in practicums involving food sensory evaluation and food safety and sanitation as well as a written exam.

This event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.

Top Placing Teams
2nd Place-- Kansas-- Paige Buffington, Bryn O\'Meara, Holly Turner, and Madelynn Yalowitz, all of Louisburg FFA

Top Placing Individuals
1st Place-- Madelynn Yalowitz of Louisburg FFA, KS
2nd Place-- Paige Buffington of Louisburg FFA, KS
5th Place-- Bryn O\'Meara of Louisburg FFA, KS 

Gold Emblem Teams
Louisburg FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Individuals
Paige Buffington of Louisburg FFA, KS
Bryn O\'Meara of Louisburg FFA, KS
Madelynn Yalowitz of Louisburg FFA, KS                            

Bronze Emblem Individuals
Holly Turner of Louisburg FFA, KS

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