Four Oaks Bank Sponsors Conservation Workshop Scholarship

Pictured left to right: Susan Woodard, Conservation Education Specialist with the Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District, Brooke Burns, Scholarship recipient and Tim Barbour, Four Oaks Bank City Executive in Four Oaks.

With sponsorship from Four Oaks Bank, the Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District awarded a 2017 Resource Conservation Workshop Scholarship to Brooke Burns, a rising  junior at West Johnston High School.

Brooke will join 100 other high school students from across the state to attend the weeklong environmental Resource Conservation Workshop on the North Carolina State University campus later this month.  The program includes hands-on participation in a wide range of conservation topics and exposes high school students to career opportunities in natural resources management.  During the week, students will tour a water-treatment plant, visit Clemmons Educational State Forest, see some of the university’s conservation projects, and meet with representatives from various natural resource management agencies. Students will take an exam at the end of the week to test what they have learned and to compete for college scholarships.

Four Oaks Bank has been a longtime sponsor of the Resource Conservation Workshop scholarship.  This has enabled many Johnston County high school students to develop their career interests, pursue educational goals and receive scholarships for higher education.  The experience from the Resource Conservation Workshop provides students the opportunity to learn about various career paths, make lifelong friendships and enhance their career potential.

The Resource Conservation Workshop is in its 54th year and is a program partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, NC State University, the NCDA&CS Division of Soil and Water Conservation and the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.