Wheat Ambassador 2
At the recent Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, I had the opportunity to met two outstanding high school seniors who have been selected to represent Washington’s wheat growers in the first annual Washington Wheat Ambassador program.
Today we are visiting with Charlene Gray, a high school senior from Reardan. After giving her presentation at the WAWG’s annual awards banquet, she was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Gray is currently Miss Reardan-Edwall and is from a multi-generational wheat farm in the Reardan-Edwall area. She also plays basketball and volleyball and is involved in community projects and shows sheep in 4-H.
She shares more about what her role as an ambassador entails.
Gray: “For the next year I’m going to be talking to the public about where their food comes from. I especially want children and adults to know where the wheat comes in, and all the food that is grown. Be a leader and put my opinion out there for everyone to better understand the wheat industry.
She says one of the points of her message is
Gray: “Agricultural is really important and that we shouldn’t take it for granted.”
Gray plans to attend Eastern Washington University for two years for her pre-requisites in pharmacy and will then transfer to Washington State University to finish her degree.