AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP —
That Friday night when Katy Studer knocked on the doors yelling “We did it,” everything came together. The competition was not just about winning, though winning is great, but for the Grand River Academy Tree Identification Team working with everyone involved was educational and uplifting. Winning first place encourages other students to try to be a part of the Tree ID team next year, or even Botany Club in the spring. Being part of the competition allows GRA students to extend their community involvement beyond the corner of Routes 45 and 307. Winning the competition this year allows GRA students to feel even more pride in their educational experiences in Ashtabula County.