Pleasant Hill Students Take Second Place in Video Contest!

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An article from Oregon Forest Resources Institute - 

Oregon high school students produced three out of the four winning videos in the inaugural Thru the Trees video competition, which challenged students from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington to create a video highlighting the value of careers in the forest products industry.

Tessa Geyer and Zoey Brott of Pleasant Hill High School took second place in the competition with a video titled “ Landslide Specialists in Forestry. ” They were awarded a $500 prize. Waldport High School students Alicia Gordon and Lucas Forshee’s video “ Thru the Trees 2020: Alicia Gordon and Lucas Forshee ” tied for third place with a video called “ Thru the Trees 2020: Fire Prevention ” by Aiden Shamek of Sweet Home High School. Each of the second place projects received $250.

An Idaho student, Jordan Neilson of Post Falls High School, won first place with a video titled “ Thru the Trees: Careers in Forestry ,” earning a $1,000 prize.

A group of organizations from the participating states, including OFRI, joined together to develop the contest to promote and encourage students to consider careers in the forest products industry. Following a successful first year, the Thru the Trees contest organizers plan to accept video submissions from high school students during the 2021-22 school year

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