Monte teens find FFA a blast

During the hour as sunset approached, the cold damp air was punctuated by cries of “Pull!” followed by the crack and boom of gunfire. The orange streaks of clay traps exploded into pieces as sharp-eyed Montesano FFA members hit their mark at the Evergreen Sportsmen’s Club in rural Thurston County.

Altogether there are about 16 members of the FFA trap shooting team, led by Jeff Wetzel, Montesano Junior/Senior High School teacher and FFA adviser. Five members showed up Thursday evening, with other activities such as a conflicting equestrian event pulling some students away from this particular night of practice.