According to the Enumclaw School District website (see countdown), there are less than 20 days left until graduation day for Enumclaw High School's senior class.
The year-end awards and accolades for the seniors -- and those from other classes as well -- are rolling in, as detailed by this announcement on the district's website this week. One item we wanted to spotlight was the selection of senior Cole Snider as the new state president of the Washington FFA for the 2012-13 year.
Snider's selection came during last week's annual convention where he went through several days of interviews and testing with the officers committee before he was selected as one of the top ten candidates, according to the district update. Each candidate then gave a speech for the roughly 3,000 FFA members in attendance who then voted the students in to their respective offices. Snider was selected on Saturday, May 12 during the convention's final general session.
Snider told the Capital Press that he wrote the first part of his speech after the first state convention he attended as a freshman. "I came here my freshman year and was overwhelmed. Everybody was so outgoing and motivated and striving for perfection and I really enjoyed that," he told the Capital Press. "I felt that (running for president) was something I had to do. I had to at least try."
According to the Capital Press, Snider plans to attend Walla Walla Community College before transferring to either Washington State University or Texas A&M for a degree in agriculture.
EHS's FFA advisor Amy Morrison was at the convention and filmed both Snider's speech as well as the final moments before his selection was announced. See the YouTube videos with this story.
Superintendent Mike Nelson also shadowed Snider during a school day this year to gain insights into student experiences. Click here to read his report. (in PDF)
Congratulations to Cole and his friends and family who are undoubtedly very proud!