By Kyle Hurley
WHS Vo-Ag Instructor 

WHS tech, ag students are busy in January


February 15, 2018

Wahkiakum High School Vo-Ag Instructor

Here is a quick look at some of the activities that our CTE and FFA program have participated in over the month of January. The activities that are included in the pictures are:

-- Greenhouse. Students in Kyle Hurley's fourth period class are learning how to grow different plants and how to keep a record of the plants growth over the semester. Different fertilizers are also being used in the different planter boxes to see how that affects their growth. They were given an opportunity to display their personal growth through a presentation and public speaking to school administrators and board members.

-- Preparation for LCC welding competition. Students here are preparing for the LCC welding competition on February 8 in Mr. Hurley's Ag. Mechanics class. At this competition, participants will use an SMAW or MIG welder to make a right angle weld with wraps and use an oxy-acetylene cutter to cut out a wrench, and, finally, complete a written exam that encompasses welding, math, and English.

-- BKS trapshooting competition. This was a novice and adult competition. Half of the proceeds($700) were gifted to the Wahkiakum trapshooting club. Beau Carlson, Aaron Mahitha, Kaleo Silva, Bryson Havens, Hank Bassi, Tristan Collupy, and Zach Johnston participated in the event. Beau and Aaron surprised the adults by each winning a competition in the adult shoot. Bryson placed second in one event and Kaleo was third in another.

Also, students in the first semester Natural Resources class went over to the farm forest almost every day to get counts of the trees per acre and observe the condition of the trees. From this, they came up with a plan to manage the farm forest to reach marketable production.


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