Polk County Junior, Senior Land Judging teams win first place

Published 4:37 pm Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Both the junior and senior land judging teams at Polk County High School won first place in this years land judging contest. In addition to having the top scoring junior and senior teams, Polk County also took first place for the overall top scores. First place top scorer for the senior team was Shayln Brown. First place top scorer for the junior team was Amber Lynch.

Students competing on the junior team were Amber Lynch, MaKenzie White, Mackenzie McCool, and Ralph Jennings.&bsp; Students competing on the senior team were Sam Vining, Natalie Hilbig, Shalyn Brown, and Jenny Page.

The land judging contest was held on November 9 in Rutherfordton County. Other teams competing included teams from North Henderson, Chase, and RS Central.

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Chauncey Barber, Polk County agriculture teacher, was the team advisor for the winning students. Richard Smith, retired teacher, current chairman for the Soil and Water Conservation District, and commissioner on the state board of commissioners for North Carolina Association of SWCD, assisted with preparing students for this victory.

Both teams will participate in the State Land Judging Contest.&bsp;&bsp; The teams will be sponsored by the Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District.