Land Stewardship Competition Winners

The 11th Annual Land Stewardship Competition was held on May 5th, 2018

The Competition’s mission is to encourage local students to explore real economic, environmental, and social problems facing Grayson County and suggest innovative solutions that meet the triple bottom line: grow the economy.

1st Place Winner: “Did You Know Brochure” Mary Ellen Wingate
2nd Place Winner: “Community Greenhouse” Jacob Burris
3rd Place Winner: “Lavender: A New Cash Crop” Allyson Mountcasel and Halee Semones

Students from Galax High School: Emma Hutchins, Sarah Moore, Evan Nuckolls, Nathaniel Jones, Halee Semones, Allyson Mountcasel, Sophie Haga, Emily Coomes, Hanna Davis, Maggie Williams, Faith Hennis (Galax homeschooled)

Students from Grayson CATE Center: Mary Ellen Wingate, Bryan Rorrer, Jacob Burris

Judges: Mike Goldwasser, Dr. Beverly Fermor, Henry Hobson, Scott Jackson-Ricketts, Dr. Ken Kreuzer, Dr. Kim Niewolny, Colonel John Fant, Dr. Peter Ziegler

Grayson Landcare gratefully acknowledges this year’s sponsor: River Ridge Cattle Company.

The Annual Land Stewardship Competition is open to all students, Grades 8-12, in Galax and Grayson County, awarding
$1000-$500-$250 Cash Prizes.