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HCHS, HCMS sweep Eco-Meet

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Top, the Halifax County High School ecology team. Above, the team from Halifax County Middle School. / April 26, 2010
The 21th Annual Ecology Meet was held at the John H. Kerr Reservoir in Boydton, on April 21. The Halifax County Middle School and Halifax County High School teams placed first in the overall competition. Team members studied extensively and met weekly in preparation for the competition. Faculty advisors are Bedford Clements and Cassie Prevett (Halifax County Middle School), Andrea Lord and Ginger New (Halifax County High School).

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 Division of Parks and Recreation, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts from Virginia and North Carolina.

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

HCMS partipants are, Christopher Alvarez, Tanner Bamburg, Erin Beadles, Patrick Blackwell, Jordan Carr, Sharlae Claiborne, Chase Cole, Ellen Crowder, Sophie Crowell, Holden Dunman, Matthew Dyer, Harley Edwards, Devan Epps, William Harris, Sarah Inge, Jakob Markham, Aamina Massimi, Lucy Morrison, Krunal Patel, Alex Peyche, Nicholas Peyche, C. Slade Prevett, Hailey Prevett, Jules Prevett, Richard Shaw, Duncan Simon, Emily Slayton, Jonathan Thomas, Taylor Townley, Jasmine Vaughan, L T Wilkerson, Justin Wilson, Alyson Womack and Andrew Womack.

HCHS participants are, J. E. Anderson, Lyndsey Arthur, Jessica Barber, Graham Bryant, Chris Carmichael, Travis Collier, Katie Crews, Vatsal Lal, Tony Landrum, Elizabeth Leggett, Dylan Lowery, Shereen Massimi, Jacob New, Amber Oakes, Jared Owen, Sid Patel, Will Reese, Emily Scott, Julia Scott, Mallory Shealy, Julia Simon and Rebekah Slabach.

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