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Contests

5th-12th Grades

2023-2024 Contests

Our Theme is: The Living Soil

Soil is abiotic, however, all living things depend upon the soil!

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5th Grade Poster

All Wilkes County 5th graders are invited to participate in our poster contest. 

 

Deadline Nov. 9, '23

by 5:00 pm

Writing Notes

6-12th Grade Essay

All Wilkes County 6-12th graders are invited to participate in our Essay contest. Middle school competes on individual grade levels. High school is all judged together on 1 level.

Deadline Feb. 2, '24

by 5:00 pm

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6-12th Grade Slideshow

All Wilkes County 6-12th graders are invited to participate in our Slideshow contest. Middle school competes on individual grade levels. High school is all judged together on 1 level.

Deadline Feb. 2, '24

by 5:00 pm

6-12th Grade Speech

All Wilkes County 6-12th graders are invited to participate in our Speech contest. Middle school competes on individual grade levels. High school is all judged together on 1 level.

Deadline Feb. 2, '24

by 5:00 pm

Contest Night for selection will be held on Feb. 6, '24,

at 6:00 pm at the

Edwin H. McGee Natural Resource Center

General Information for all grades

You can find information from the Fall Field Days 2023 and provided resources in our Google Drive Folder Here!

Each school or homeschool may submit their 3 best entries per contest category by 5:00 pm on the deadline date for that category. 

 

Once the district receives the entries per contest category, a panel of judges will select a single school winner from each school, then a 1st-4th place county winner. Please note all homeschool entries will be judged together as a school entry to have a single homeschool school winner, then to compete for the 1st-4th place county winner.

 

5th Grade School Winner students will be presented with their letter and a poster calendar at the school. Additional calendars can be purchased through our office.

 

All School Winners will receive a letter in the mail in mid-February 2024 to notify them of the Awards Banquet details.

The placements for 1st-4th in the county will be announced at the banquet. 1st place winners will move on to the Area competition which includes Wilkes and 12 surrounding counties, these event judging will take place in March 2024.

 

Students should be prepared to present their winning contest entry, such as reading their essay, delivering their speech, or presenting their slideshow at the banquet if they are the district winner.

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Prizes!!!!

All Winning Students and their Teacher receive this year's themed t-shirt!

School Winner

County Level

4th Place

3rd Place

2nd Place

1st Place

$25

$25

$50

$100

$150

All winning students will receive a Certificate and 1st-4th Place students will receive a medallion.

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T-shirts by The Ragg Co.

2024 Wilkes SWCD Education Banquet

The Wilkes Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its annual awards banquet to honor all 5th-12th grade school winners in the poster, essay, slideshow, and public speaking contests. As well as students competing in the Envirothon.

 

School Winners are invited to attend with their family/guardian, teacher(s), and principal(s) on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 6:00 pm, at the Edwin H. McGee Natural Resource Center in North Wilkesboro.

 

Please RSVP by Feb. 29, 2024.

 

We will begin the event promptly at 6:00 pm with a salad and spaghetti supper with awards and recognitions to follow.

 

It gives the District great pleasure to recognize our talented young people each year at this event. We look forward to a fun evening and are pleased that you will be sharing it with us this year.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office by calling 336-990-5000 or 336-838-3622 ext 3, or contacting our Education Specialist, Julia Hardy, jhardy.wilkes@gmail.com or 336-927-5296.

Questions? 

Contact Education SpecialistJulia Hardy!

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