Wednesday, April 23, 2008

2008 State WHEP Contest

On Saturday, April 19th, 60 4-hers converged at Carolina Beach State Park in New Hanover County for the 2008 State WHEP Contest. Eight counties put forth 5 Senior Division teams and 11 Junior Division teams. In addition, four individuals and one Cloverbud participated in the contest. The contest consisted of wildlife identification, wildlife foods, aerial photo interpretation and on-site habitat recommendations. Alleghany County was the first place Junior Division team. Team members were Ben Huysman, Gretchen Huysman and James Hall. In the Junior Division, Gretchen received the state contest highest score and a perfect score in the wildlife foods portion of the contest. Ben placed third and James placed fourth. Great Job & Congratulations to all of you!

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