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Lake Soil & Water Conservation District congratulates East Ridge for winning state land-judging competition

RELEASE DATE: April 2, 2010

TAVARES — The Lake Soil & Water Conservation District congratulates East Ridge High students who won the 2010 State Land Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) for Florida FFA in Lake County on March 26.

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East Ridge High School’s winning team included Nicole Shutts, Kayla Duckworth, Ralph Shutts and Jennifer Hurley.

The purpose of the Land Judging CDE is to stimulate student interest and learning activities to soils and their best use. The East Ridge High School Team will represent Florida at the national contest in Oklahoma on May 4-6. The high school team includes Kayla Duckworth, Nicole Shutts, Ralph Shutts and Jennifer Hurley. Duckworth was the overall top performer and Shutts placed fifth overall. The advisor for the East Ridge team is teacher Danny Garner.

Other Florida high schools participating in the competition included Fort White H.S., Charlotte H.S. in Punta Gorda, Palatka H.S., Bell H.S. in Trenton, Williston H.S., Jay H.S., Bethlehem H.S. in Bonifay, Lecanto H.S., Hamilton County H.S. in Jasper, George W. Jenkins H.S. in Lakeland, Wildwood H.S., Okeechobee Braham H.S., Marianna H.S., Madison County H.S., Tate H.S. in Cantonment, Colonial H.S. in Orlando, Keystone Heights H.S., Branford H.S. and Southeast Manatee H.S. in Bradenton.

For more information about the Lake Soil & Water Conservation District, call (352) 343-2481 ext. 6 or e-mail brad.russ@fl.nacdnet.net.

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