District News

8th grader awarded scholarship

Posted on: June 15, 2016

A Little Miami eighth grader is getting a hands-on look at the value of natural resource conservation thanks to a scholarship he recently won.

Mitchell Stacey, a rising LM freshman, is in Carroll County this week after receiving the 2016 Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp scholarship, given by the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District. The scholarship covers $350 of the tuition cost for the camp.

Stacey is attending the week-long camp at FFA Camp Muskingum, located on Leesville Lake. On any given day, Stacey will be participating in sessions on wildlife management, dendrology, ecology, fire management, silviculture and more.

Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp began in 1950. Since then, more than 10,000 high school students from all over Ohio have attended camp. Many of these students have furthered their interest in forestry and wildlife by obtaining post-secondary education in natural resources. Other campers have gained a greater understanding and appreciation of Ohio's forestry heritage.

The Warren County SWCD encourages youth to become good stewards of our natural resources by offering the two scholarships, the camp scholarship and the Thomas C. Spellmire Future Conservation Leader Scholarship.