BCMS Competes in FFA Forestry CDE

Published 8:59 am Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Buckingham Middle School FFA members competed in the Southeast Area career development event held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Fighting Creek Park in Powhatan. The team consisted of Gwyneth Mitchell, Camden Allen, Jordan Dorrier and Emma Staton. They were coached by Sherry Dorrier and Henry Paris. These FFA members spent the afternoon determining the diameter of trees; deciding the number of saw logs a tree can produce; identifying forestry equipment and common trees of Virginia; calculating the value of standing timber; and proving their knowledge of topographical maps. The Buckingham team placed first overall in this event with Staton placing first, Allen placing third and Mitchell placing fourth as individuals. The team will move on to compete in the state contest in May.

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