The Mt. Baker FFA Forestry team recently won 4th place at the National FFA Forestry Career Development Event in Indiana.
Team members included: senior Jameson Strachila, recent graduate Gavin McGovern, Bryce Postleawit, Carsen Monaghan and Gabe Jacoby. Strachila also placed 14th as an individual, and McGovern placed 18th.
In all, 37 teams competed in events including: tree identification, identifying a block of wood, and an interview about the Endangered Species Act and the importance of protecting those species.
According to Todd Rightmire, FFA advisor, this is the highest a Washington State team has placed in the national event.
This is the fifth time the Mt. Baker FFA has advanced to the national competition, after winning state titles each year since 2007.