By PAIGE JONES

Paulding FFA Reporter

At the beginning of December, the Paulding FFA food science team competed at The Ohio State University Food Science Lab in the Food Science and Technology CDE.

The team competed against ten other teams at the district level to earn a spot to compete at this state contest. This was the fourth straight year that the Food Science team has earned a first or second place finish at the district level to move on to state.

This year the team was made up of Paige Jones, Shannon Hale, Sydney Reineck and Jonathan Reinhard.

In the food science competition the team members had to perform a product development as well as participate in the following individual events. Those events included identifying aromas, tasting three foods and identifying which one isn’t the same (triangle test), performing math calculations, and identifying safety violations. The team placed 14th in that state and top placer for the team was Paige Jones, who placed 24th in the state. The Paulding FFA chapter is very proud of this team and we are looking forward to competing in the food science contest next year.