Advisors: Sarah Thomas and Seth Thomas
"Learning To Do, Doing To Learn, Earning To Live, Living To Serve" FFA Motto
Cedarcrest FFA forestry team receives team and individual awards at their first competition.
FFA Forestry Team Excels at Their First Competition
On October 17, the Forestry Career Development team attended their first competition of the year in Satsup, WA. Competing against 14 teams and 61 individuals total, Cedarcrest placed 3rd overall with three of the team members placing top ten individually. Ella Dianich placed 10th, Leila Misallati placed 6th, and Judah Lints was the top scoring individual, winning first place. The Forestry competition includes tree and equipment identification, compass and mapping events, machinery diagnostics, assessment of tree disorders, knowledge exam, and a team activity. The Team is looking forward to future competitions this year, and studying in preparation for the state level competition this spring.
Nursery/Landscape team competes at FFA National conventionOn October 25th and 26th, the Cedarcrest nursery/landscape team competed at the FFA National Convention. The nursery/landscape competition included a team activity and skills event, knowledge exam, landscape estimating calculations, written and verbal customer assistance, propagation, and identification of plants, plant diseases/disorders, pests, beneficial insects, and tools. The team placed 16th overall with team members earning individual recognition as well. Kailea Alves earned bronze level placing. Megan Reid placed in the silver level. Ben Benson and Kendra Mutch received gold level awards. Ben earned 20th place individually out of nearly 150 competitors and Kendra placed 10th individually. Competing at national level allowed each team member the opportunity to discover personal areas of interest in agriculture, and learn more pertaining to horticulture, landscaping, and plant sciences. The team appreciates the opportunity of competing at national convention.