November 28, 2018, 6:05 AM
Woodland — Woodland High School’s floriculture team placed eighth in the nation at the National Future Farmers of America Convention held in Indianapolis. The team represented Washington following competitions at the local and state levels throughout the 2017-2018 school year. The FFA Floriculture Career Development Event tests teams on their knowledge and skills in the production and retailing of flowers, plants and foliage. Team members complete a general knowledge exam on the floriculture industry, identify plant materials, demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making skills, employment and customer-service skills, technical floral skills and the ability to work effectively as a team. Woodland team members included Cooper Kaml, Jacob Laddusaw, Jennifer Parkhill, Elisabeth Patnode and Megan Shubert, with Mary Ellen Vetter serving as the team adviser.