LHS FFA competes in forestry event

From left are Salem Johnson and Emily Windham with their plaques for placing as overall high individuals.

Lakeview FFA members competed in the Grant FFA Forestry Invitational Career Development Event at Lake Stuart Sept. 18.

Students demonstrated skills related to the forestry industry such as understanding and using forestry terms, promoting an understanding of the economic impact of the forest environment and the forest industry to Louisiana’s economy, recognizing sustainability opportunities in the forests, recognizing environmental and social factors affecting the management of forests, identifying major species of trees of economic importance to Louisiana, identifying and properly using hand tools and equipment in forestry management, recognizing and understanding approved silvicultural practices in the United States, identifying forest disorders, taking a forest inventory and recognizing safety practices in forest management.

Emily Windham was third overall high individual in the tree identification component of the competition. Salem Johnson was third overall high individual in the map reading portion and first overall high individual in the tree identification portion of the competition.

All Lakeview FFA members will compete at the Area II Forestry Career Development Event Oct. 3 in Calvin.