Onalaska, Toledo FFA Teams High
The Onalaska Future Farmers of America chapter scored 1,511 out of a possible 1,800 points to capture top honors at the Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland recently. There were 59 teams entered in the contest judging beef, sheep and hogs. Toledo high school placed a team fifth in the events.
Gil White, Doug Miller and Don Studhalter represented Onalaska. They and agriculture instructor Jack Myer returned with a gold cup trophy and a first-place banner. In addition, the three boys received lifetime passes to the Pacific International Exposition.
Toledo's team of George Murdock, Tom McKune and Gary Reed was coached by Vern Hagen. McKune was third high individual in the contest.
Southwest Washington took the honors in the dairy judging competition also. Elma high schools team won first and Kelso's FFA second.
Source: The Chehalis Advocate, 05 November 1959, page 4. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater, WA 98512
Transcribed by Kathryn Lester