Forestry Student Wins Society of American Foresters Award
On Behalf of the Students and the Faculty of the Thompson School Forest Technology Program I would like to Present William MacMartin as the recipient of the 2012 “SAF (Society of American Foresters) Forestry Student of the Year Award”. Billy was selected by a balloting of his peers and confirmed by the faculty to represent the class of 2012 for this award. He certainly meets and exceeds all criterion set forth by the Granite State Division of the SAF for this honor. Billy is an excellent student and a quiet leader in the classroom and the woods. He exemplifies both the spirit of the award and the mission of the Thompson School.
Billy’s home is in Wolfeboro, NH and he comes to the Thompson School with a strong forestry background from his high school program. While in high school Billy’s Forestry team won the State FFA Forestry competition and then went on to represent New Hampshire at the regional events at The Eastern States Expo and then the National FFA events in Indianapolis.
At the Thompson School, Billy has distinguished himself as a great student with a strong work ethic and emerging leadership skills . His GPA after three semesters is 3.42 which places him at the top of the class. His hard work and dependability set a standard for the class. Last summer Billy worked for Moore Tree Service with great reviews. He plans to continue his education in the Forest Resources Program at UNH.
We feel that Billy has a bright future ahead in the forest industries of the state and we are proud to recognize him for this award from within a strong pool of classmates at the Thompson School.
Professor of Forest Technology