Education briefs: 11-7-12

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By The Staff

FFA students enter YouTube national soybean contest
FFA students Kali Whiteside, Kelby Tucker, Eric Gribbins and Lyndi Walker have entered YouTube videos for a chance to win almost $4,000 in the Soybean YouTube contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Association.
According to adviser Randy Adams, the contest’s purpose is to allow students to educate the public about how soybeans are used in the agriculture industry and how soybean production influences consumers.
Contest entries are judged by industrial professionals on quality, but the judges will take number of views of each video into consideration as well, Adams said.
To view Anderson County FFA’s entries, enter these links: “This is Our World: Destination Soy!,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OXKZ_x5YCo; and “Life is a Highway: Destination Soy!,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZS6oZumemI.
The winning video will award students $3,000 and $1,000 to the school FFA chapter. Second place winners receive $2,000 and $1,000 goes to the chapter. Third place winners receive $1,000 and the chapter receives $1,000. Fourth through 10th place winners will receive $100, but the chapter will not receive an award.

Student named as Wendy’s
Heisman Award state finalist
Forrest Bowman of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg was named one of 20 state finalists and scholar-athletes in the Wendy’s High School Heisman program, according to a press release from the fast-food chain.
State finalists will now be in the running to become national finalists, who will be featured on a televised broadcast of ESPN network and receive $2,000 for their school.
One female and one male national winner will be chosen and other national finalists will be recognized on Dec. 8.