Local student's essay wins contest addressing next generation forest stewardship
March 15, 2013
The Vermont Woodlands Association partnered with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, the French Foundation and Northern Woodlands magazine to sponsor an essay contest for high school students.
The question addressed by entrants was, "As next generation forest stewards, we would like you to tell us, in 600 words or less, why working forests in Vermont are important and how they contribute to the quality of life for all Vermonters."
A local Woodstock Union High School student, Kia Amirkiaee had the winning essay! Congratulations Kia, your reflections are very important and well said! Click here to read the winning essay!
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