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March 17, 2012

Students participate in Forestry Field Day

MOULTRIE — Students from Colquitt County High School and C.A. Gray Jr. High ninth grade participated in the Annual Langdale Company Forestry Field Day that was held at Southwing Sporting Clays, just outside of Quitman.

More than 300 students from all across South Georgia participated in this event.

The forestry field day gives students an opportunity to put to use the skills that they are learning in forestry class. There are 10 separate events that individual students participate in: tree identification; forest disorders and insect identification; hand compass; land measurement; timber cruising for boardfoot volume; timber cruising for cord volume; reforestation; forest managment; timber stand improvement; and ocular estimation.

Students who participated in the Field Day from CCHS are Hunter Hancock, Preston Mobley, Katie Russell, Nathan Webb, Tyler Lirio, Nic Mobley, Cody Weaver, Anna Parker, Jason Cook, Matt Long, Daryl Williamson and Bruce Hinson.

Shawn Collins is the CCHS forestry advisor.

Students from C.A. Gray ninth grade who went are Katee Newman, Colby Scarborough, Druw Merritt, Montana Barry, Kylie Wilkes, Haley Gibson, Gabby White, Hunter Presley, Collin Bentley, Isaac Hall, Caitlin Alderman, Brad Glass, Justin Hickey, Zack Henderson, Taylor Buckner and Dylan Harrell.

Matt Howell is the ninth grade C.A. Gray FFA advisor.

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