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The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts sponsors poster, essay, public speaking, computer generated slide show, and computer generated poster contests at District, Area (nine
counties), and State levels. These contests provide students in third through ninth grades opportunities to become aware of and share their concerns for soil and water conservation. Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to announce this year’s District first and second place winners. First place entrants advance to competition at the Area 7 level; Area 7 first place winners will advance to State Competition. Bladen Soil and Water District expresses appreciation to this year’s judges: Jake Comer of Quail Forever; Barbara Kidd, youth educator; and Rodney Musselwhite of Farm Service Agency. Winners for this year’s contests with the theme, “Wetlands are Wonderful” are:

CONTEST                                        WINNER                                     SCHOOL


3rd Grade-2nd Place                    Maycee Kinlaw                        Elizabethtown Christian Academy
3rd Grade-1st Place                     Noah Stephens                          Emereau Bladen
4th Grade-2nd Place                   William Lopez                           Bladen Lakes
4th Grade-1st Place                     Halle Nobles                             Dublin Primary
5th Grade-2nd Place                    Jaida Harrison                           Elizabethtown Middle School
5th Grade-1st Place                     Miakoda Patrick                        Emereau Bladen

Essay-6th Grade

2 nd Place                                    Takyla Cowan                           Elizabethtown Middle School
1 st Place                                     Jena Packer                               Emereau Bladen

Slide Show-6th Grade

2 nd Place                                    Michael Fishburn                     Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy
1st Place                                      Jayden Dew                              Elizabethtown Christian Academy

Public Speaking

7th grade-1st Place                      Triniti Bullard                           Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy
8th grade-1st Place                      Gideon Berry                            Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy

Computer Generated Poster-9 th Grade

1 st Place                                      Kaleigh Gaskins                       Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy

The first and second place district winners, teachers, judges, and other guests will be recognized at an Awards. Luncheon in April. We congratulate all our students who participated.

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