The Eastern Shore Soil & Water Conservation District awards Conservation Student of the Year.
The Conservation Student of the Year Award went to Palmer Smith, an exceptional student who participates in environmental studies and conservation outreach.
Palmer graduated from Broadwater Academy with a 3.97 GPA and is attending Virginia Tech in the fall. Palmer plans to study Animal & Poultry Science with aspirations of being a Veterinarian. Palmer has made the Honor Roll throughout high school and was the class president her 10th-12th grade years.
Palmer participated on the Envirothon team and in 2017, the District and Ye Accawmacke Garden Club selected Palmer to represent the Eastern Shore at VASWCD’s Youth Conservation Camp at Virginia Tech.
Palmer Smith was also awarded a $500 W. Foster Fletcher Conservation Scholarship by the District’s Endowment Committee. Palmer is attending the Virginia and Maryland Veterinarian School.
The District is committed to help conserve the area’s natural resources through its farm programs, through education and outreach that promote resource protection by everyone. By recognizing local individuals whose efforts really do make a difference, the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District hopes to set an example for all of us to follow.