Conservation Youth

Currantly, 8 elementary schools participate in the Smokey Bear/ Woodsy Owl Poster and Poetry Contest.  In addition, Hampton High School takes part in an essay contest.  All candidates receive a certificate of participation from IGC.   Student Entries that go to State for further judging receive certificates at the State, National or RegionaL levels for prize-winning submissions.  IGC Sponsorships for the Poetry and Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster contest began in 1996 while the High School contest was ititiated in 2006.                                                                                                                                                                  

Chris Hawthorn and Barb Oswald are the "dedicated, hardworking" Chair Persons.                                                   

2020 COVID RESTRICTIONS CAUSED PROBLEMS with fewer students partiscipating and difficulty with setting up the judging.  Visual classrooms and social distancing made it impossible to do justice to the program.