Local students participate in workshop


Pelmon J. Hudson and Dawson L. McLamb were chosen to represent Sampson County in the 2015 Resource Conservation Workshop at N.C. State University in Raleigh.

Pelmon J. Hudson and Dawson L. McLamb were chosen to represent Sampson County in the 2015 Resource Conservation Workshop at N.C. State University in Raleigh June 21-June 26.

Hudson is the son of Jart Hudson and CeCe Williams Hudson of Turkey. Hudson is a rising senior at Hobbton High School. McLamb is the son of Derek and Misty McLamb of Roseboro. McLamb is a rising sophomore at Midway High School. They were chosen by the Sampson Soil and Water Conservation District Board as the 2015 recipients of the Anna S. Sumner Resource Conservation Workshop Scholarship.

The Resource Conservation Workshop is a week of intensive study and hands-on activities requiring student application and participation in a wide range of conservation topics. Soil scientists, foresters, biologists, wildlife experts and engineers provided classroom instruction and outdoor study in the environmental sciences. Students also received information and insight into careers in natural resource management.

The workshop is sponsored and organized by the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation, the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, and N.C. State University’s Soil Science Department and the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education.

The Resource Conservation Workshop is one of the educational opportunities offered throughout the year by the Sampson Soil and Water Conservation District. For information on how to participate in the Resource Conservation Workshop and the Envirothon (an environmental science competition) contact the Sampson Soil and Water Conservation District at 910 592-7963 Ext. 3.

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