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Students win Soil & Water

posted Feb 23, 2017, 11:22 AM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 11:22 AM ]

Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District News

Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District awards $500 scholarships to High School Seniors planning to attend college to study agriculture or natural resources.  The Board of Supervisors awarded this year’s scholarships to Ruby Arellano of West Bladen High School and Bradley Earl of East Bladen High School.

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 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 winners will advance to State Competition.  Bladen Soil and Water District expresses appreciation to this year’s judges, Chip Campbell of Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kelsey Edwards, Director of Bladen County Public Library, and Stacie Kinlaw, 4-H Director with Cooperative Extension Service.  

Winners for this year’s contests with the theme, “Soil and Water…Yours for Life” are:




Public Speaking

8th grade-1st Place

Kaylee Page

Tar Heel Middle School

7th Grade-2nd Place

Taylor Caulder

Tar Heel Middle School

7th grade- 1st Place

Sydney Gardner

Clarkton School of Discovery

Slide Show-6th Grade

2nd Place

Karli Priest

Clarkton School of Discovery


6th Grade-2nd Place

Caleigh Phillips

Bladenboro Middle School

6th Grade-1st Place

Hayleigh Robinson

Bladenboro Middle School

5th Grade-2nd Place

Geniyah Wells

Booker T. Washington Elementary School

5th Grade-1st Place

Emme Ward

Bladenboro Middle School

4th Grade-2nd Place

Nevaeh Singletary

Bladenboro Primary School

3rd Grade-2nd Place

Damarion Hill

Bladenboro Primary School


The scholarship winners, the first and second place district winners, teachers, judges, and other guests will be recognized at an Awards Luncheon on April 5.  We congratulate all our students who participated.