Hudson’s Bay High School finished second in the 2021 state Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event held in late March by the Washington Future Farmers of America Association. The event challenges participants to demonstrate their knowledge of nursery and landscape development and practices, including plant identification, material selection, landscape estimating and interpersonal skills.
Bay’s team battled their way through the virtual competition, placing first in plant identification and second in both landscape estimation and the knowledge test. Team members Heather Wulf, Samantha Tatum, Jillian Donaldson, Danielle Henley and Sophie LeBard brought home the silver medal with a score of 2,200 points.
Individually, Donaldson placed 10th, Henley was ninth and Lebard was sixth. In addition, Wulf was named the individual state champion. Wulf earned a perfect score on the landscape estimation exam, and her overall score of 620 was the best state champion score in the last five years.
Teachers Steve Lorenz and Amy Carpenter are the school’s FFA advisers.