Cabell Midland FFA makes nationals
MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. -- More than 200 high school students from across West Virginia traveled to the Wood County 4H Camp to compete at the 2014 West Virginia Envirothon in April.
Cabell Midland's FFA team earned fourth place in the Envirothon, and it was the highest-scoring FFA team, meaning the group qualified for the national FFA competition.
The team also earned a $1,750 scholarship sponsored by Access Midstream.
The Cabell Midland FFA chapter is advised by Mary Phillips. Members of the Envirothon team were Jonathan Black, Zach Neal, Orin Jackson, Matthew Mayes and Whitlee Clagg.
The Envirothon is a conservation education program available to students in grades nine through 12. The Envirothon gives students from across the region the opportunity to test their skills at aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and this year's current environmental topic, Sustainable Agriculture and Local Foods.
The testing takes place outdoors in a real-world setting guided by environmental professionals.
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