For one Wapakoneta High School junior, the second time was a charm. However, she is hoping the old adage of “third time is a charm” will hold true.
After filling out the application during her sophomore year but not placing, junior Nicole Brown connected the second time around with a third place finish in entrepreneurship at the state level in FFA competition.
“I was a little disappointed last year when I filled it out and didn’t place,” Brown said. “I tried to improve it this year. I was very excited when I found out.”
Brown, the daughter of Karen and Ron Brown, works with 20 sows on her family farm. She works with the breeding herd and marketing aspects with the sows.
Brown is hoping to place in the top three again next school year during her senior year.
She also is active in extracurriculars participating in varsity volleyball, varsity basketball and varsity track.
Brown, who is now entering her senior year in the Wapakoneta FFA, has been involved with the family farm her whole life, and may stay connected to the agricultural industry once she graduates.
“Ohio State is my top choice right now,” Brown said. “I plan on studying business, but I may go into agri-business.”