This meant Tess Martin, Emily Woods and Mark Kaste
had to perform well because all of their scores would count.
Teammates Woods And Kaste
weren't far behind Martin.
led the team in oral reasons, a first for him.
...Mark KasteKaste is a musician, a swimmer, a 4.0 student, and a kid from a dairy farm.His
parents own and operate Hightide Holsteins, where they milk 90 cows.Kaste
owns two animals, and is active on the farm.
"I help run silage truck during the summer, relief milk, feed calves and I have learned a great deal about fixing equipment and making feed rations for the milking cows.This has taught me the value of hard work, long hours, and how small business owners must adapt to fluctuating market prices," said Kaste
.At Tillamook High School where Kaste is a senior, he is a member of the National Honor Society.He
is also an alto saxophone player for the THS jazz and concert bands.At the 2005 District Solo competition, Kaste
earned a first place. Additionally, he is a member of the THS swim team, where he is past team captain, and a member of the 200 freestyle relay team from THS, who advanced to the state competition last year. In addition to his 4-H and FFA dairy projects, Kaste is a member of the THS FFA dairy foods team that was third at state this year.At second high individually, Kaste was the high-placing team member, and was the only Tillamook FFA member to compete in two state contests and place in the top 10 for each.
Kaste's plans are uncertain.He
will either attend Cal Poly in San Louis Obispo, Calif., or Oregon State University
choice of fields to study is unchosen at this time.
"I will be leading the animals that Mark
, Tess, Michael and Emily will be evaluating and placing, and I will be judging on how well I present the animal I am leading.