Dighton's Bristol Aggie students reach new heights at tree-climbing jamboree - Fall River, MA - The Herald News
For Tyler Perry, Bristol County Agricultural High School’s annual Tree Climbing Jamboree is more than just an entertaining challenge: It’s given him a leg up to full-time employment.
“I wouldn’t know half the stuff I do now and gotten the job,” if not for the hands-on, tree-climbing competition, said Perry, who is about to graduate from the school’s department of arboriculture program.
Perry, 18, said he’s already landed a full-time job with a professional landscaper and credits the jamboree for testing his mettle in a real-world setting of trees and branches.
“Absolutely, it’s challenging,” he said.
Friday marked the Tree Climbing Jamboree’s 16th year. A total of 26 students from all four grades competed against the clock in a quartet of categories involving work-climb tree-level tasks, “blade speed” harness climbing, footlock rope ascent and throwline tossing.
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