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Housy FFA performs well at UConn competition

FALLS VILLAGE —The Housatonic Valley FFA Chapter recently sent four career development event teams to the University of Connecticut to compete in forestry, equine judging, floriculture and nursery/landscape.These four-member teams participated in specific events related to their disciplines.The nursery/landscape team placed first in the state and fielded team members Christian Allyn (North Canaan), Nate Brooks (North Canaan), Gabriel Plunkett (North Cornwall) and Brian Saccardi (Sharon). Brooks, Allyn and Saccardi came in third, fourth and fifth, respectively, out of 40 state participants.The nursery/landscape team is excited to compete at the 85th FFA National Convention in October.The equine judging team placed second in the state and consisted of Marissa Larson (Cornwall), Nicole Mueller (North Canaan), Sam Rand (Salisbury) and Martina Sprague (North Canaan), with Sprague placing fourth individually.The floriculture team placed third in the state and consisted of Mackenzie Considine (Cornwall), Cheyenne Nettleton (Sharon), Nicole Waldron (Sharon) and Caitlin Webb (North Canaan), with Webb placing third individually.The forestry team placed eighth in the state and was made up of team members Matt Colby (Kent), John Haddon (Falls Village), Chris Jacquier (Sharon) and Kerry Underwood (Cornwall).

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