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Haywood lumberjack team takes first place

Shay Parton (left) and Olivia Hedden compete in the Jill and Jill Cross Cut event. Dr. Shelley White photo Shay Parton (left) and Olivia Hedden compete in the Jill and Jill Cross Cut event. Dr. Shelley White photo

Haywood Community College recently hosted the 30th John G. Palmer Woodsmen’s Meet, usually held at the Cradle of Forestry, In addition to HCC’s Lumberjack Team, North Carolina State University, Western Carolina University, Montgomery Community College, and West Virginia University also competed. 

The HCC lumberjacks were the reigning champions entering the event, having won the overall points competition in 2019, which was the last time it was held. HCC Lumberjacks secured the team victory with a total score of 118 points, over the second-place NC State, who compiled 109 points throughout the competition. West Virginia University rounded out the top three with a total of 52 team points. Every HCC team member placed first in at least one event and had multiple second and third finishes. 

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