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Local DeKalb Middle School Student Places in National Poster Contest

TEMPLE—National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), in partnership with the NACD Auxiliary, recently announced the winners of the 2019 Poster Contest during the 74th NACD Annual Meeting held in Las Vegas.

Wyatt Barger of DeKalb won the 2019 Texas Conservation Awards Program Poster Contest put on by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts (ATSWCD) qualifying him for the NACD Poster Contest. Each year the TSSWCB and the ATSWCD recognize and honor individuals that dedicate themselves to the conservation and management of renewable natural resources.

Barger representing Texas and the Bowie County Soil and Water Conservation District, placed 2nd in the 7th-9th grade division of the NACD poster contest. The poster contest celebrated the 2019 NACD Stewardship theme, “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper.”

Wyatt is the son of Tim and Tonya Barger, and the brother of Mallory Reed and Bailey Barger. Wyatt is an eighth-grade honor student at DeKalb Middle School where he is involved in Destination Imagination, the Robotics Program, U.I.L. One Act Play and serves on the Middle School Student Council. Wyatt has been recognized in many art shows in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas for his amazing work. Wyatt’s hobbies include weekly art lessons at Art from the Heart art studio, gardening, and camping.

View winning posters:

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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