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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
News article: FFA opens doors for Webster's Siglin
A Webster native Olivia Siglin spent 10 days in China to start 2012. The trip helped her gain an appreciation of home and learn about different cultures and accepting diversity. Siglin joined 62 other FFA state officers from across the country. Siglin serves as the state FFA reporter. Siglin had said that the trip had two main focuses for students. She said that in a way it showed them about global agriculture. The group visited lots of different cultural and historical locations during the trip from Beijing to Shanghai. She said that one of the biggest cultural differences there was the food. She said all the food had spices added to it and there's lots of hand gestures and pointing a menus at restaurants. One similarity between South Dakota and China was that the Chinese people were very welcoming and were very happy to have them there just like the South Dakota people. She said that farms there in China were very small compared to the one's we have here in South Dakota. Overall, Siglin said that the trip to China was definitely worthwhile and she would most definitely go again. She said that she learned so much from China.