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Edison FFA places at contests

The Edison High School FFA organization has been excelling at recent competitions with their agricultural knowledge.

Advisor Chuck Cline said Brennan Scott, Hayden Johnson, Delaney Johnson and Raven Shannon attended the state soils contest on Oct. 20 at Dawes Arboretum in Newark, where they earned 18th place out of 42 teams. In addition, Hayden Johnson also received 11th place in the individual contest.

The four members of the group got the chance to participate after earning third-place honors in the districts on Sept. 27 in Gnadenhutten, where they attended along with fellow members Eva Johnson and Dylan Leasure. Cline said Scott also received fourth-place in the individual district contest. Cline said their competition consisted of evaluating soils and sharing their skills in conservation practice management.

Meanwhile, the FFA forestry team placed 13th in the state during their match-up on Sept. 29 at Hocking College in Nelsonville. Team members included Dustin Beadnell, Ben Lynnscott, Freddy Jones, Julia Purks, Raven Shannon and Hannah Beadnell. Cline said the team had to identify trees, perform timber crossing and complete online testing related to forest management practices.