OHP Group Shot

The Ohio Hi-Point Outdoor Careers students recently placed third overall at the Ohio High School Landscape Olympics (OHLO) and received $500 in prize money. In addition, Braiden Board (Bellefontaine), placed first overall in individual events. Wyatt Payne (Ridgemont) placed fifth and Skylor Muller (West Liberty-Salem) placed eighth overall.

OHLO, which tests students' skills through hands-on, competitive events designed by industry professionals, is put on by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association and takes place at OSU ATI in Wooster, Ohio.

Ohio Hi-Point students competed against over 100 students from around the state in events such as skid steer, hardscape install, landscape install, and landscape maintenance.

Braiden Board

Braiden Board and Wyatt Payne placed first in Truck and Trailer as well as second in Hardscape Install.

Board also placed second in Sales.

Wyatt Furer and Jeremiah Peck placed first in Surveying, and Peck placed second in knot tying.

Ben Ford, Sydney Kerr, and Zoey Daugherty placed third in Turfgrass.

In addition to the competition, students attended a career exploration event with nearly 20 companies to meet with green industry leaders and learn more about careers available to them in the industry.

The Outdoor Careers students attend OHLO each year to help broaden the high school education experience and explore the many opportunities offered by a career in the green industry.