Altha FFA had a great showing at the 2013 District Forestry Career Development Event. The high school A team (Porter Smith, Rena O’Bryan, Johnny Aaron and Cody Finuff) and middle school (Michelle Aaron, Kalista Jackson and Carly Young) team both placed 1st, and the second high school team (Sky Pickron, Breanna Walker, Claire Price, Kyler Dew) placed 4th! The first place teams will advance to the State Contest in November.
Several students also placed individually in the event:
Porter Smith: 1st place General Forestry Knowledge Exam, 1st Place Map Interpretation, 1st place Equipment ID, 1st place Forest Disorders
Cody Finuff: 1st place Map Interpretation, 2nd place General Forestry Knowledge Exam
Johnny Aaron: 2nd place Map Interpretation, 3rd place Equipment ID
Claire Price: 1st Place Timber Cruising
Michelle Aaron: 1st Place Map Interpretation, 2nd Tree ID, 2nd Forest Disorders, 3rd Place Equipment ID
Kalista Jackson: 1st Place Tree ID, 3rd Forest Disorders
Carly Young: 1st Place Forest Disorders
The purpose of the Forestry CDE is to stimulate interest in forestry, to promote forestry instruction in the agricultural education curriculum, and to provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skill and competency as a result of forestry instruction.
Altha FFA Advisors are Tyler Stoutamire and Erin Stoutamire Walker. Great job, Altha FFA!
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