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The Tippecanoe Valley FFA Forestry Judging Team competed in the state competition in late December. There were over 500 participants and 100 teams in the FFA division, and the Vikings came out state champions. The team members had to identify 35 different species of leaves, 10 seeds, five woods and 10 diseases as well as take a written test on forestry management. Team members were Jesse Scott (high individual), Lucas Parson (fifth high individual), Ashton Irwin and Isaac Shafer. Other members participating were Dawson Ault and Skyler Flippo. The team is coached by Michael Jones, Tippecanoe Valley High School FFA advisor. Pictured (L to R) are Dawson Ault, Ashton Irwin, Lucas Parson, Isaac Shafer, Jesse Scott and Skyler Flippo.