Pisgah students go big at Resource Conservation Workshop

Two Pisgah High School students will end their summer in possession of newfound natural resources-related knowledge following the Resource Conservation Workshop at N.C. State University in Raleigh, with one of them earning hundreds in scholarship dollars as well.

Cat Turvin and Gracie Woods — both rising juniors — found the workshop week filled with hands-on lessons related to natural resource management, including soils, pollinators, wildlife, agriculture and more. Their attendance was sponsored by the Haywood Soil and Water Conservation District, and at the end of the week they took a test to compete for scholarship money.

Woods achieved the second highest score on the test, winning a $275 scholarship plus $100 in cash. She was also named winner of the $500 S. Grady Lane Scholarship and the Area 1 Glen Carson Award. She hopes to become an engineer.

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