The Forestry Challenge wrapped up a successful year, with five events starting in late September and ending the week before Thanksgiving.  A total of 415 students and 84 teachers from 56 schools attended the four-day events, making 2016 a record year for participation.

A total of 124 individuals volunteered over 1,600 hours, for a total in-kind value of $88,335.50.  Cash donations from 55 companies, agencies, organizations, and individuals, were $71,993.20, with grant funding from the US Forest Service and registration fees rounding out the income for the year.  Sponsor support is used in part to subsidize student registration fees and substitute teacher expenses, and purchase supplies, t-shirts, and printing.

Nikki Visser, lead cook for the El Dorado event, was named Volunteer of the Year, while Randy Lund from Tulelake High School was given the Tom Eustis Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.

Congratulations to the “200 Club” teams that scored over 200/250 points:

Rank Score School From (County) Event
1 218.3 Nevada Union Grass Valley (Nevada) Shasta
2 215.3 Los Osos Rancho Cucamonga (SB) San Bernardino
3 213.0 Vista del Lago – Team 20 Folsom (Sacramento) El Dorado
4 209.8 Bella Vista Fair Oaks (Sacramento) El Dorado
5 208.7 Reedley Reedley (Fresno) Sequoia
6 206.3 Benicia Benicia (Solano) Santa Cruz
7 206.2 El Dorado Placerville (El Dorado) El Dorado
8 203.3 Foresthill Foresthill (Placer) El Dorado
9 203.0 Acalanes Lafayette (Contra Costa) Santa Cruz
10 202.2 Vista del Lago – Team 19 Folsom (Sacramento) El Dorado
11 202.0 Grant Union Sacramento (Sacramento) El Dorado
12 200.7 CA Academy of Math and Science Carson (Los Angeles) San Bernardino
13 200.3 Franklin Elk Grove (Sacramento) Santa Cruz
14 200.0 Enterprise Redding (Shasta) Santa Cruz

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