Hyde Soil and Water Conservation District announces contest winners
Published 12:46 pm Monday, July 25, 2022
The Hyde Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored the 2022 poster and essay contests “Soil & Water … Yours for Life.” The poster contest was open to all students in the third through fifth grades in the county.
Mattamuskeet Elementary School submitted posters and first through third place winners received cash prizes. The teacher who had a first place student winner also received a cash award. In addition to their awards, the first-place winners’ posters from Hyde County competed with other districts in the Area 5 competition, which includes 16 counties.
Quinn Etheridge received first place and a cash prize in the Area 5 competition for third grade and advanced to the state competition where he competed with students from across the state of North Carolina. He took second place and received a $100 cash award.
Third grader Ally Sadler won second place and a cash award at the district competition.
Westley Whitfield, also in third grade, earned third place and received the district’s Most Creative Award and received cash awards for both.
Third grade student Adrianna Credle received the Hyde SWCD District Award for promoting BMP’s (importance of crop rotation) and received a cash award.
Tank Clarke, fourth grade, took first place and a cash award at the district level and received third place at the area competition and received a cash award.
Fourth grader Lear Wayne took home second place and the Hyde SWCD District Award for promoting BMP’s (the importance of buffers) and received cash awards for both.
Kinley Williams, a fourth grade student, won the third place award and a cash award from the district.
Fourth grade student Ellie Rodriquez received the Hyde SWCD Artist Award for “Conservation not Deprivation” and received a cash award.
Aidan Cuthrell, a fifth grade student, won first place at the district competition and took second place at the area competition and received cash awards for both.
Fifth grader Makayla Nicholson earned a second place award for the district and received a cash award.
Watson Marshall, a fifth grade student, received the third place award for the district as well as a cash award.
Debbie Cahoon, district administrator for the Hyde Soil & Water Conservation District, presented ribbons, certificates and cash awards to the students.