The Bee Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) accepts scholarship applications from graduating Bee County seniors who are pursuing a degree in agriculture annually and recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to graduating Beeville senior Emily Head. Emily is pursuing a degree in agriculture at Texas Tech University with the intention of eventually becoming a veterinarian.
The Bee SWCD hosts a poster contest annually for all Bee County 4th-, 5th- and 6th-grade students and a themed essay contest for Bee County 7th- and 8th-grade students.
This year’s essay was themed “Why Soil And Water Conservation Is Important to My Future?” The essay winners were Anakin Franko, first place; Mikayla Martinez, second place; and Marlena Sandoval, third place.
The theme for this year’s poster contest was “Where Does My Water Shed?” The poster contest winners were Anne DelBarrio, first place; Sonali Gandhi, second place; and Jhan Tagal, third place. All Bee County students are eligible to participate in their corresponding grade’s future contests and are encouraged to submit a scholarship application.
For more information, call the SWCD office in Beeville (361) 358-3343, ext. 3.