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Argos 4-H Forestry Judging Teams Earn First Place

Published: Friday, December 8, 2017

The Area 10 4-H and FFA forestry, crops, and entomology career development events were held at Oregon-Davis High School Nov. 28. Sixty-three students and 19 teams were represented in the senior division of the contest. Argos 4-H teams took first place in the senior division and first, second, and fourth places in the junior division of the Forestry CDE.

In the senior division, Evan Cohagan was high individual. Evan is a sophomore at Argos High School. He scored 783 points out of a possible 800. The contest consisted of identification of 30 leaves from a list of 55 native to Indiana, ten seeds from a list of 25 trees, and five wood samples from a list of 14. A quiz over the field of forestry was also part of the contest.

Members of the rest of the Argos senior 4-H gold team placing first were Jessica Bradley, third, Zoey Hollar, eighth, and Alissa Poisel, 10th.

Fifteen teams from Area 10 participated in the junior division. The contest consisted of identification of 20 leaves off trees, 10 seeds, and a quiz over the field of forestry. Four hundred and forty points were possible.

The first place team from Argos consisted of Elizabeth Edmonds and Haley Behling who tied for first individually with perfect scores of 440 points. Elizabeth is an eighth grader at Argos. Haley is an Argos seventh grader who lives in the Culver area. Kara Sabanski is an eighth grader at Argos and placed fifth. Kara Springman, fourth is the fourth member of the first place team and is home schooled and lives in the Plymouth area.

Other Argos students on the second place team were Ruth Counts also tied for first individually, an Argos student who lives in the Culver area; Samantha Redinger, ninth, Hattie Porter, tenth, and Luke Shafer, seventh. The fourth place team consisted of Caleb Poisel, sixth, Haley Shafer, 14th, and Braddock Behling, 25th.

Both first place teams as well as the second place team will compete at the state contest at Purdue University later this fall. The teams were coached by Eugene Cooper with Marie Springman assisting.

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