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Pictured, from left, are Jett Vickery, Clayton Walch, Christine Mahr, Avery Isringhausen and Luke Jesgarz. Not pictured are Tessa Sargeant, Laurel Keyt and Emma Lowe.
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WIU Ag Student Organization Place Well at State Competition

October 19, 2022

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MACOMB, IL – The Illinois Professional Agricultural Student Agricultural Student Conference was held Thursday, Oct. 13 at Illinois State University.

WIU's PAS chapter competed in a variety of events including:

Soils Competition (team event): Second place - team members Christine Mahr, a senior agriculture education major, of Hanna City, IL; Clayton Walch, a junior agriculture science major, of Raymond, IL; and Elaina Allaman, a senior agriculture science major, of Monmouth, IL.

Soils Competition (individual event): Second place – Walch

Equine Competition (team event): Third place - team members Emma Lowe, a sophomore pre-veterinary medicine major, of Quincy, IL; Laurel Keyt, a junior agriculture education major, of Hannah City; and Luke Jesgarz, a senior agriculture business major, of Shelbyville, IL.

Agribusiness Administration Employment Interview (individual event): First place - Jesgarz

Agricultural Education Employment Interview (individual event): Tessa Sargeant, a sophomore agriculture education major, of Macomb; and Avery Isringhausen, a freshman agriculture major, of Vandalia, IL.

Livestock Production Employment Interview (individual event): Jett Vickery, a junior agriculture education major, of Taylorville, IL.

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