The Olympia FFA horticulture team took home second place and consisted of Kendall Leimbach (5th place individual), Kaitlynn Whitecotton (8th), Kari Simpson (9th), and Anna Sanders. Each participant in this CDE completed a section on plant identification and took a written test about the different aspects of the horticulture industry. Other components of the contest included judging rings and a landscape practicum. Kari Simpson reflected on the CDE saying, “My favorite part of the Horticulture CDE was the judging rings. I felt confident in how I placed the different classes of plants.” The section contest was hosted by Tri-Valley High School. The horticulture team will compete at the State competition on April 22nd, 2022.