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Forestry students win in statewide FFA competition

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Posted on February 29, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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PATRICIA A. HANNAFORD Career Center forestry students Jacob LaFleche, left, 16, of Panton and Greg Ouellette, 16, of Bristol came away winners from the FFA Winter Forestry competition at the Vermont Farm Show in Essex Junction last month. Ouellette took first place and LaFleche took third. They will both compete again in the spring competition in May. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — For students in the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center’s Forestry and Natural Resource Management Program, the taste of victory at the FFA Winter Forestry Competition was sweet — or, to be more specific, it tasted like maple syrup.

The class of seven students got an opportunity to demonstrate their skills this past January at the statewide competition at the Vermont Farms Expo in Essex Junction. While the program won first in the state, juniors Greg Ouellette of Bristol took first and Jacob LaFleche of Panton took third as individuals.

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