While the West Jefferson School District bond didn’t get approved by voters, the school has plenty to celebrate about, that’s because they won 2nd place in the FFA Western National Range Competition.
There were about 15 schools in the competition; five of them were from Idaho.
The competition consists of identifying 75 different range plants as well as a habitat problem, a stalking rate problem for range scenario and bio mass estimates.
Four students from West Jefferson represented their high school and brought home a 2nd place plaque.
“Well the contest is nice because they can take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it outside in a real life setting, so they get to see the practical side of it instead of just the academic and classroom and book work side of it” said Agricultural Science Teacher Don Bird.
“It feels pretty good because we worked pretty hard all year and it just feels good to have all your hard work pay off I guess” said Junior Caleb Ball.
The first place winner was Rigby High School, so the top two winners of the Western National Range Competition are from Jefferson County.