Congratulations to the following School District of Pickens County Teachers:

In Honor of Outstanding Performance:            

               Brent Adcox ~ Gettys Middle School                                              Jim Davidson ~ Daniel High School

               Kelli Abernethy ~ Six Mile Elementary School                          Melissa Nolan ~ Six Mile Elementary School

 

Congratulations to the Winners of the NACD Education Contest:

“Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?”

 

ESSAY CONTEST

1st Place

Carter Atcheson

Six Mile Elementary

1st Place 

Vicky Wen 

Gettys Middle School

2nd Place 

Breanna Davis

Gettys Middle School

3rd Place

Keira Page 

Gettys Middle School

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

1st Place

Carter Atcheson

Six Mile Elementary

1st Place

Riley McPherson

Gettys Middle School

1st Place

Sada Dempsey

Daniel High School

 

2nd Place

Reese Townsend

Six Mile Elementary

2nd Place

Alexis Johnson

Gettys Middle School

 

 

3rd Place

Alice Cunningham

Gettys Middle School

 

POSTER CONTEST

1st Place

Reese Townsend

Six Mile Elementary

1st Place

Sada Dempsey

Daniel High School

Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state and national levels. Educating young people about the benefits of conservation helps to ensure the next generation will be wise stewards of America’s natural resources. In 1955, the National Association of Conservation Districts began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Stewardship Week is officially celebrated from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. It is one of the world’s largest conservation-related observances.

The program relies on conservation districts sharing and promoting stewardship and conservation through field days, educational programming, and workshops to educate citizens about the need to care for our natural resources. Many district activities extend beyond the one-week observance to include an entire year of outreach. Stewardship Week helps to remind us all of the power each person has to conserve natural resources and improve the world. When everyone works together with their local conservation district, that power continuously grows. The Stewardship and Education Committee has developed a five-year rotation for stewardship topics – water, soil, habitat, forestry, and a topic of interest – and determines the theme each year. 

SC Envirothon places 6th at NCF Envirothon!

2019 SC Envirothon from Spartanburg High School posing with their NCF Envirothon Award. From left to right is Justin Barron, Emma Sandago, Nathan Jones, Isabella Goodchild-Michelman, and Nolan Sykes.

2019 SC Envirothon from Spartanburg High School posing with their NCF Envirothon Award. From left to right is Justin Barron, Emma Sandago, Nathan Jones, Isabella Goodchild-Michelman, and Nolan Sykes.

Out of 45 of States, 6 Canadian Provinces, and 2 Chinese Delegations, our SC Envirothon team from Spartanburg High School finished 6th overall at the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Envirothon! The team competed throughout the week in tests involving soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry, and a current issue of “agriculture and the environment: knowledge and technology to feed the world”. Each of the students won a $200 scholarship. We could not be more proud of our team. Go Vikes!


South Carolina Envirothon logo

Congratulations to the 2019 SC Envirothon from
Spartanburg High School

The SC Envirothon strives to advance environmental awareness through an outdoor venue for high school students to assess their knowledge of natural resource management issues and to promote a life-long commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information please visit:

www.dnr.sc.gov/education/Envirothon

 https://www.facebook.com/SCEnvirothon/


 

Pickens County 4-H

222 W. Main Street

Pickens, SC 29671

jsutter@clemson.edu

864-878-1394 ext. 122

BELOW IS A LIST OF PICKENS COUNTY 4-H CLUBS...JOIN TODAY!

 

Club Name                                              Ages                                   Meeting Place                                                         Leader Name                                         Contact Info

Junior Gardener                                    Elem Grades                  Botanical Gardens, Clemson                                   Sue Watts                                               carowatts@gmail.com

Blue Ribbon Riders Horse Club         5-18                                Eden Farms, Dacusville                                             Kay Mason                                           kayivah@yahoo.com

Silver Spurs Horse Club                       5-18                                King’s Grove Stables, Six Mile                                 Lindsey Davis                                    Ldacus6178@yahoo.com

Shotgun Club                                          9-18                               Clemson University Shotgun Range, Clemson     Lynn Moore                                     glennrmoore@bellsouth.net

Rabbit Club                                              5-18                               Littlejohn Community Center, Clemson                  Tina Reif                                              treif@clemson.edu

Livestock Club                                       COMING SOON!!                                                                                                  Eden Wallace                                    edencreatives@charter.net

Explorers Club                                       5-18                                 Pickens 4-H Office                                                      Diana Byrd                                           Bluebyrd04@gmail.com

Cooking Club                                         5-18                                 Pickens 4-H Office                                                      Erin Stewart                                     Estewart2361@hotmail.com

Scuba Club                                            10-up                               Various local lakes                                                      Julie Wolfe                                              mamawolfe@mac.com 

Poultry Pals                                            5-10                                 Pickens 4-H Office                                                      Melissa Curtis                                       barnyardhippie@gmail.com

Curiosity Club                                        9-16                                 Pickens 4-H Office                                                     Donna Leamey                                           dleamey@msn.com

Homesteading Club                             8-15                                 Dacusville                                                                    Lisa Aman                                             dancingmidwife@gmail.com