EDITORIAL: Malheur County youngsters find awards – and a lot more from FFA

Teens from Malheur County recently packed home a lot of honors and a lot of pride after the Oregon FFA convention. We reported the list of honors in last week’s Enterprise; yet whether they took first place or simply competed, these young people offer a sure dose of optimism in challenging times.

Take Monica Gomez, a senior at Ontario High School. She competed well in events at state and earned herself a scholarship along the way.

She makes a terrific ambassador for FFA, but also for high schoolers who are focused and determined. When the Enterprise spoke with her recently, she addressed questions with confidence, with grace and with humor.

But that’s what you can expect from any of the Malheur County teens who participate in FFA.

Watching any part of the state convention, in person or . . .