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New high school program prepares teens for careers in real world


January 2, 2019

NATURAL RESOURCES students, from left, Kayle Schilling, Colby Seiber, Gavin Erevia and Xavier Pomeroy, talk with teacher Blake Manley, right, about rough cut lumber during a project at school last month.

A new career and technical education program at Sweet Home High School is giving students a glimpse into what their community is all about, possible career paths and concrete applications of skills they've been learning in the classroom for most of their lives – and it's helping in forestry competitions.

The natural resources program, taught by Blake Manley, provides a hands-on experience for high school students in a variety of activities.

Thursday morning, Dec. 20, they milled a log and spent time figuring out how many board feet the log actually produced.

"I just feel like it's a lo...

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