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The NC Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts’ State Speech Contest was held Friday, May 10, 2019, in the Bill G. Ross Environmental conference Center, Nature Research Center, Raleigh. A group of approximately 60 students, teachers, parents, judges, district employees, and division employees gathered in excitement to hear the 2019 State Speech contestants speak on ‘The Living Soil’.  Bryan Evans, Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, emceed the event.

It was a tight field of well qualified seventh and eighth grade speakers.  All the speakers were already winners having placed first in district and area speaking competitions.  All contestants received State Speech Contest Certificates of Participation.  First and Second place winners received medallions.  First and Second place prize checks will be mailed to those students’ soil
and water conservation districts.

The seventh grade first place winner was Lena Trinidad of Bladen SWCD, a student of Mrs. Jennifer Marlowe of Clarkton School of Discovery.
The eighth grade second place winner was Luke Barber of Bladen SWCD, another student of Mrs. Jennifer Marlowe of Clarkton School of Discovery
The speech contest is sponsored on the local level by soil and water conservation districts and their association, and organized at the state level by the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation. The speech contest is one of many educational opportunities offered throughout the year by the Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District. For information on local contests, an environmental science competition called the Envirothon, and educational field days, please call the Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District at 910-247-3457.

Congratulations to all these speech contestants.  They each did an admirable job.

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