Betaseed Awards Scholarships to Idaho FFA Students

Published online: Apr 08, 2020 News
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In March, Betaseed awarded scholarships totaling $2,500 to FFA scholarship winners Annalise DeVries and Henry Trujillo, who were selected from a group of 11 applicants. Betaseed continues to support the FFA and the organization’s dedication to the advancement of students and their potential for leadership, personal development and career success in agriculture and related fields.

DeVries is a member of the Cambridge FFA chapter and will major in agricultural science and communication and leadership at the University of Idaho. She plans on becoming an agricultural public relations specialist. DeVries has competed in rangeland, floriculture and food science at the national level. In 2018, she was a part of the Food Science & Technology CDE team that took first place in district and state competitions, and third place at nationals. She has held chapter positions of historian and sentinel and is the current Cambridge FFA president. She is also an active athlete and student in many activities, including varsity cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, track and field, and the National Honor Society.

Trujillo is a member of the Meridian FFA Chapter and is planning on majoring in plant science at the University of Idaho. He intends to work as a botanist or entomologist. He has competed in several competitions, including the nursery landscape and agronomy CDE districts. In 2019, he took first place for individual and team for nursery landscape CDE district. He has also participated as a media member of Sources of Strength and as a teen volunteer at Zoo Boise.