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Halifax teams dominate in Virginia-Carolina ECO meet

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Halifax County High School participants, top, and middle school, above.
SoVaNow.com / May 01, 2014
The 25th annual Ecology Meet was held at Satterwhite Point in Henderson, N.C. on Tuesday, April 29. Five teams from schools in southern Virginia and northern North Carolina competed in eight events including: wildlife, aquatics, forestry, interpretation, endangered species, herpetology, soils and hydrology.

The day-long event was co-sponsored by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts from Virginia.

The Halifax County middle and high school teams placed first in the overall competition.

Team members studied extensively and met weekly in preparation for the competition. Their faculty advisors, Cassie Prevett and Bedford Clements (Halifax County Middle School) and Mike Neller and Bedford Clements (Halifax County High School), were extremely pleased with the work of these motivated students.

Competitive events of this nature offer a unique opportunity for students to participate in environmental education in an outdoor setting. With more emphasis being placed on the conservation and preservation of our natural resources, the Eco-Meet is proving to be an excellent tool for increasing the awareness of future needs. The wise use and conservation of all of our natural resources depends on the education and commitment of the nation’s youth.

Halifax Middle School placed first in the following events: interpretation, soils, endangered species, hydrology, aquatics, wildlife and forestry. Halifax High School placed first in interpretation, soils, endangered species, herpetology, aquatics, wildlife, forestry and hydrology.

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