Alondra Flores, Grace Hairr, Paxton Hudson and Annette Tinoco-Flores were all chosen to represent Sampson County in the 2016 Resource Conservation Workshop at N.C. State University in Raleigh, held June 26-July 1, 2016.
Floires is the daughter of Alejandro Flores and Dalia Castro of Roseboro. She is a rising junior at Lakewood High School and a member of the Beta Club, Key Club, FBLA and the Science Club.
Hairr is the daughter of Allen and Dana Hairr of Autryville. She is a rising junior at Lakewood High School and a member of the FFA and the Science Club.
Hudson is the son of Jart Hudson and CeCe Williams Hudson of Turkey. He is a rising junior at Hobbton High School and an officer in the Hobbton FFA . Hudson also belongs to Boy Scout Troop 76 and is a current candidate for Eagle Scout. He comes from a farming family and has plenty of experience raising his own crops of peanuts and sweet potatoes.
Tinoco-Flores is the daughter of Gabino Tinoco and Mayela Flores of Roseboro. She is a rising junior at Lakewood High School and is a member of the Beta Club and The FBLA. Tinoco-Flores has done volunteer work with food banks.
These outstanding students were chosen by the Sampson Soil and Water Conservation District Board as the 2016 recipients of the Anna S. Sumner Resource Conservation Workshop Scholarship. They each submitted an essay explaining their interest in resource conservation and they came highly recommended by their teachers. While attending the workshop they will be competing for additional scholarship opportunities.
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.