Three different East Clinton FFA teams competed in multiple state contests in which they had to identify different characterizes of the soil, and take a test demonstrating their knowledge on the specific information relating to soil and forestry.
The Agricultural Soils team placed fifth in the state out of 164 teams, qualifying them for nationals. The team consists of Carter Carey, Katie Carey, Trenton Garen, Quinten Tolle, Holly Bernard, Jenna Stanley, Maggie Mathews and Teddy Murphy. Carter was 13th, Katie 15th, Jenna 16th, Teddy 31st, Quinten 36th, Trenton 40th, and Holly was 46th. Nationals will be held in Oklahoma in the spring.
The Forestry team placed third in the district and 30th in the state with team members Timmi Mahanes, Dallas Harner, Holden Balon, Robby Tilton, Aubrie Simpson, Dakota Collom, Anthony Greco, Jayden Brown, Gretchen Boggs and Lindsey Clutter.
The Urban Soils team competed against 106 teams in the state and placed 29th. The team consisted of Zach Vest, Hayden Beiting, Anna Lopez, Dylan Arnold, Kale Boeckmann, Brody Fisher, Aiden Walker, Trenton Hornschemeier, Gage Beam, Skylar Slagle and Mitchell Bean.
Their hard work and dedication to the teams, their practice, and their persistence paid off in their achievements and successes through these contests.
Thank you to all the farmers and helpers who helped us practice for soils.