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Virtual recognition event honors SHHS forestry students

Oregon high school forestry programs last week honored their students last week with special recognition based on how teens performed at career development events or competitions earlier in the year, prior to the closure of schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The idea was to recognize the students who would normally be recognized at the state competition, said Sweet Home natural resources teacher Blake Manley.

“I developed the plan,” Manley said. “The state (Future Natural Resource Leaders, which oversees the career events statewide) put their backs behind my proposal and...