Local students receive Resource Conservation scholarships


Tyler Hobbs, left, and Hunter Culbreth recently represented Sampson County in the Resource Conservation Workshop.


The Sampson Soil & Water Conservation District recently honored Hunter Culbreth and Tyler Hobbs who were chosen to represent Sampson County in the 2017 Resource Conservation Workshop that was recently held at N.C. State University in Raleigh June 25-June 30.

Culbreth is the son of Gary and Audra Culbreth of Roseboro. He is a rising senior at Lakewood High School and a member of Future Farmers of America. The young man is also a member of the Lakewood Leopard football and baseball teams. When not at school or working with his dad, he also enjoys fishing and hunting.

Hobbs is the son of Thomas and Tonya Hobbs of Clinton. He is also a rising senior at Lakewood High School where he is vice president of the FFA, captain of the Lakewood High School soccer team as well as a member of the Beta Club and the football team. When not busy with school or sports, he works with his father on their family farm.

These two outstanding students were chosen by the Sampson Soil and Water Conservation District Board as the 2017 recipients of the Anna S. Sumner Resource Conservation Workshop Scholarship. They each submitted an essay regarding their interest in resource conservation and they came highly recommended. While attending the workshop they competed 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.

Tyler Hobbs, left, and Hunter Culbreth recently represented Sampson County in the Resource Conservation Workshop.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_SoilandWater.jpgTyler Hobbs, left, and Hunter Culbreth recently represented Sampson County in the Resource Conservation Workshop.
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