Two new high school seniors have been selected to represent Washington wheat farmers as ambassadors for the upcoming year: Shaley Tiegs of Fairfield and Angelina Widman of Rosalia.
Tiegs and Widman were selected after a written application process that included submitting a short introductory video. The ambassadors will represent Washington wheat farmers at various civic and community events and will also participate in an advocacy trip to Olympia with Washington Association of Wheat Growers’ (WAWG) leaders. In addition, the ambassadors will each receive a scholarship from the Washington Wheat Foundation.
Tiegs is the daughter of Brian and Rachel Tiegs. A student at Liberty High School, Shaley maintains nearly a 4.0 GPA and is very involved in her FFA chapter. She is currently the chapter reporter, has volunteered for several community events and has been a member of several state competitions placing FFA teams throughout her experience. Shaley is also active in National Honor Society as an officer and plays on the varsity volleyball team. She has been active on her family’s wheat farm her entire life and enjoys being involved. She plans on studying agronomy at a four-year university.
Widman is the daughter of Allen and Emmy Widman and their family farm is near Rosalia. Angelina is in her second year of Running Start working towards her associate degree and has kept a 4.0 GPA. Her family’s farm includes chickens and turkeys in additions to grain crops. Angelina is an active member of FFA and placed third in state prepared public speaking. She loves to run and bake – especially with her family’s own milled flour—as well as enjoying hunting. She also volunteers at her church. Angelina plans to attend University of Idaho and will study animal and vet science production or business next fall.