Trivium Prep’s Cole Lozon is headed to the FFA national science fair
The FFA’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Below is a letter of gratitude from Cole to the Trivium Preparatory community:
“I am pleased to inform you that this morning I was announced as the state winner for the FFA science fair and that I will be going to the National FFA convention to represent Arizona and Trivium in the national science fair. The road to this success was rough and felt like a vertical climb sometimes. But though all the hardships, through all the practice presentations, the late nights at the school doing research, through all the drafts of my paper, you all have been there supporting me and believing in me. Two years ago, when I went to the state science fair my judge told me that my project was “very simple and looks like an elementary school project” and that “I shouldn’t bother continuing it”. That was the seed of my success and your support was the water. The amount of time, help, and resources donated to this project shows what a strong community Trivium has. Without your support, I would have given up after that science fair. Without your belief in me, I wouldn’t have had the perseverance to work countless hours on it. Without your guidance, I would have been lost on the way to success. I did not win the science fair by myself, WE won the science fair together. Together we climbed to the top, and we proved that judge wrong.
Thank you, Ms. Briggs, for being my advisor for this project. Without you I would have never gone to the science fair two years ago. Thank you for all the time you’ve put into this project. Thank you for being there with me in my failures to help pick up the pieces and for pushing me to keep tying.
Mrs. Zimmerman, thank you for introducing me to the wonderful world of FFA. You have opened so many doors for me that I never knew existed. Thank you for helping submit paperwork, and for your enormous amount of belief you have for me as a member. You helped guide me to victory road and I am so thankful for that. Thank you for always being there to answer my many questions and for supporting me every step of the way.
Mrs. Vasiloff, thank you for your constant support of the FFA organization. Without your support, I would have no way of reaching my goals. Thank you for allowing me to use your school as a base for all my operations. Thank you for allowing me to stay late to gather research and for allowing me to come in during weekends and holidays.
Mr. Friedrich and Mrs. Brinker, thank you both for lending me your labs to conduct research. Mr. Friedrich, thank you for allowing me to use lab equipment and for answering questions I have. Mrs. Brinker, thank you for helping me prepare my presentation, and for editing and grading my paper. Thank you for answering random legal questions and for meeting with me before and after school to help with my project.
Mr. Boettger, Mr. Wolstenholme and Ms. Tambornino, thank you all for being my board of judges, your input helped refine my project. Because of your input my project went from good to excellent. I am so blessed to have such a supporting community. Thank you all again so much, and I am so happy that I have the privilege to represent trivium at the national science fair!