The 36th Annual Governor's Institute for Natural Resources Conservation was held June 16- 20 at Lander University in Greenwood. Forty-three high school students representing 26 counties from across the state attended the Institute, which focused on the wise use and conservation of natural resources.
William DeFee represented the Chesterfield Soil and Water Conservation District at the institute. Sponsored by McLeod Farms from McBee, DeFee was awarded the $500 M.L. Long Scholarship, given by the Saluda Soil and Water Conservation District.
Students competed for seven scholarships, including a full four-year scholarship to Lander University to major in environmental science. The scholarship winners were determined by their score on a comprehensive exam given at the end of the week.
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