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April 12-- The Toombs County High School FFA Senior Forestry Team placed 3rd in the Area IV FFA Forestry Career Development Event at Bulloch County Saddle Club in Statesboro on April 11.

The Forestry Career Development Event allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in diagnosing forest disorders, managing forests and forest inventory and applying approved silviculture practices. Individual team members placing were Jeffrey NeeSmith and Brittney Beckum – 2nd in Forest Management, Brittany Higgs – 2nd in Forest Disorders and Jackie Swaringim – 2nd in Tree Identification. Other team members participating were Austin Adams, Justin Lowe, Chasity Denmark, Stormy Knight, Gerry Perez, Karlie Wright, Gage Clark and Tanner Hattaway.

tcffaL-R: Gage Clark, Austin Adams, Jeffrey Neesmith, Tanner Hattaway, Brittney Beckum, Karlie Wright, Justin Lowe, Brittany Higgs, Stormy Knight, Jackie Swaringim, Chasity Denmark, Gerry Perez.

FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Joey Montford, Mark Montfort and Tyler Outen are the Toombs County High School FFA Advisors. The Forestry Career Development Event is sponsored by the Georgia FFA Foundation.