Thru the Trees” has announced the winners of its first video production competition for high school students. The event challenged students from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to create a video highlighting the value of careers in the forest products industry.
Participating industry organizations from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington joined together to develop the contest to promote and encourage students’ consideration of careers in the forest products industry.
First Place - Jordan Neilson
Post Falls High School, Idaho
Second Place - Team: Tressa Geyer and Zoey Brott
Pleasant Hill High School, Oregon
Third Place (Tie) – Team: Alicia Gordon and Lucas Forshee
Waldport High School, Oregon
Third Place (Tie) – Aiden Shamek
Sweet Home High School, Oregon
Video entries were judged based on (1) how well the video highlighted a forest career, (2) accuracy of the content, (3) extent of excitement and inspiration, (4) degree of ingenuity and resourcefulness, and (4) the number of references used.
Partner organizations include: Associated Logging Contractors (Idaho), Forest Resources Association (Washington), Forests Today & Forever (Oregon), Idaho Forest Group, Idaho Forest Products Commission, Montana Logging Association, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon Logging Conference, Oregon Logging Conference Foundation, Oregon Women in Timber, Pacific Education Institute (Washington), Pacific Logging Conference (Washington), Project Learning Tree (Idaho), and Sustainable Forestry Initiative/Project Learning Tree (Washington DC).
Following this successful first year, Thru the Trees will again accept submissions from high school students during the 2021-22 academic year.