Miami East FFA qualifies for state competition

CASSTOWN — Recently the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Food Science and Technology Team competed in the district five contests hosted by Anna High School.

Food Science and Technology Contest contestants included Jadyn Bair, Isaac Beal, Luke Brunke, Dottie Everett, Ethan Fine, Fletcher Harris, Alaina Helsinger, Reagan Howell, Keira Kirby, Kyle Larson, Elisabeth Norman, Annabelle Penny, Matthew Osting, Ty Roeth, Adi Richter, Kendal Staley and Braden Zekas.

Miami East students placed second out of 31 teams. They qualified for the state competition in December. The highest placing team was Isaac Beal, Adi Richter, Braden Zekas and Dottie Everett. Beal was the highest placing individual from Miami East.

During the contest the team members were asked to complete a product development scenario in which they calculated the nutritional facts for a new food product and designed a new package. Also they completed an aroma identification section, responded to customer inquiry scenarios, identified sanitation errors in the food industry and common equipment used in a food production facility and completed a taste sensory test and flavor identification.