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The Forestry Challenge had its biggest year ever, with five events starting in late September and ending the week before Thanksgiving.  A total of 422 students and 88 teachers from 56 schools attended the four-day events, making 2017 a record year for participation.

A record total of 143 individuals volunteered over 1,800 hours, for a total in-kind value of $106,188.50.  Cash donations from 57 companies, agencies, organizations, and individuals totaled $74,167.17, 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.

Ernie Lory, a devoted volunteer who has helped out at three different event sites throughout the years, was named Volunteer of the Year, while Arron White from Grant Union 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
1 231 Sacramento New Technology High School Sacramento (Sacramento) El Dorado
2 221.7 El Dorado High School Team 10 Placerville (El Dorado) Santa Cruz
3 221 Oxford Academy Team 17 Cypress (Orange) San Bernardino
4 219 Shasta Charter Academy Redding (Shasta) Shasta
5 217 Vista del Lago High School Team 19 Folsom (Sacramento) El Dorado
6 216.3 Charter Oak High School Covina (Los Angeles) San Bernardino
7 215 Enterprise High School Redding (Shasta) Shasta
8 215 Oxford Academy Team 18 Cypress (Orange) San Bernardino
9 214.3 El Dorado High School Team 8 Placerville (El Dorado) Santa Cruz
10 211.8 Nevada Union High School Grass Valley (Nevada) Shasta
11 210.8 Foresthill High School Foresthill (Placer) El Dorado
12 210.3 Franklin High School Team 13 Elk Grove (Sacramento) Santa Cruz
13 208.8 John W. North High School Team 10 Riverside (Riverside) San Bernardino
14 206.3 Grant Union High School Sacramento (Sacramento) El Dorado
15 206 Ponderosa High School Team 16 Shingle Springs (El Dorado) Santa Cruz
16 204.7 Argonaut High School Jackson (Amador) El Dorado
17 204 Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center Visalia (Tulare) El Dorado
18 204  Vista del Lago High School Team 20 Folsom (Sacramento) El Dorado
19 203.7 San Lorenzo Valley High School Team 23 Felton (Santa Cruz) Santa Cruz
20 202.7 Don Pedro High School Team 4 La Grange (Tuolumne) El Dorado
21 202 Acalanes High School Team 3 Lafayette (Contra Costa) Santa Cruz
22 200.3 Elk Grove High School Elk Grove (Sacramento) Santa Cruz

Photos from all events can be found on Facebook (“Like” Forestry Challenge).