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SEB Student Wins State Forestry Contest
Saturday, 05 July 2014

July 5--  A tenth grade student at Southeast Bulloch High School in Brooklet has won money for his school and himself from the Georgia Forestry Foundation.

ImageEric Riggs won the Foundation's artwork and slogan contest in a statewide competition on the theme Foresty: A Foundation for Our Future.

His winnings include a prize package valued at $35,000 which includes a $15,000 cash award to the school, a $2,500 cash award and forestry camp scholarship to the student, professional development opportunities for teachers, materials featuring the winning artwork and a field trip.

Eric's parents and two staff members from SEB will be invited (expenses paid) to attend an award ceremony on Sunday, July 20 at the Georgia Forestry Association’s Annual Conference in Hilton Head Island, SC.

The contest and education initiative was launched on Arbor Day this year to cultivate greater awareness of the economic, environmental, and social benefits of Georgia’s working forests. The contest invited all 5th-12th-grade students in Georgia to submit an artwork with a slogan that expressed the value of forests and what they mean to the student by answering one question: How do Georgia’s working forests make life better?

 


 
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