LEE COUNTY, NC - October 15, 2019 – On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, the Lee County Soil and Water Conservation District Board heard from Southern Lee High School students Charlotte Murray and Kayla Womble about their experience at the 2019 Resource Conservation Workshop (RCW).  The Board sponsored both students to attend the 2019 RCW that was held June 23rd – 28th on the campus of NC State in Raleigh.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect,” shared Charlotte Murray, a junior at Southern Lee High School in Sanford, “but I really enjoyed the experience.  I discovered a lot about the many different career fields available in Ag and it was fun exploring the NC State campus!”

Kayla Womble, also a junior at Southern Lee High School added, “I enjoyed meeting students from across the state but I also appreciated the chance to speak and interact with current NC State students to hear first-hand about their experiences studying at State and in this field.”

Sponsored by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the weeklong workshop is supported by the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation, NC State University Crop and Soil Science Department and the Soil and Water Conservation Society Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter.  The RCW provides students an opportunity to learn more about a wide range of conservation topics through a mix of classroom study and hands on participation.  Participants are also offered an early glimpse of campus life as they are housed at NC State dormitories under the guidance of live-in counselors for the duration of the workshop.

“We offer to sponsor local students interested in the field of soil and water conservation each year for the RCW,” said Lee County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Chair Mike Gaster.  “We appreciate Charlotte and Kayla sharing their feedback about their experience and hope they will share what they have learned and encourage others to apply for next year’s workshop.” 

For additional information about the RCW and other programs supported by the Lee County Soil and Water Conservation District, please call the district office at (919) 776-2633.

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Photo Attachment:  Students attend Soil & Water Conservation District meeting on Tuesday, October 8th;   pictured left to right - Charlotte Murray, Kayla Womble, Tony Ragan, John Gross, David Dycus, Mike Gaster and Tommy Dalrymple.