Ensures Healthy, Productive, and Sustainable Forests

2023 Essay Contest

Congratulations to the 2023 Forest Products Essay Contest Winners!

Thank you to all students who participated and thank you to the teachers and parents that supported these students!

A panel of judges from the NCFA read and scored all essays using a rubric to select the winners.

On behalf of our sponsors, the North Carolina Forest Service and the North Carolina Sustainable Forestry Initiative State Implementation Committee, we are excited to announce the 2023 Forest Products Week Essay Contest Winners:

Elementary School: Jonathan So, 5th Grade, So Mighty Arrows Academy

Middle School: Carson Layne Britton, 7th Grade, W.C. Friday Middle School

High School: Davis Beck, 12th, Westchester Country Day School

This year we had so many great submissions we also want to name honorable mentions from each grade level. These students made it to the final round!

Elementary School Honorable Mentions: Rachel So from So Mighty Arrows Academy and Graham Nutt from North Topsail Elementary

Middle School Honorable Mentions: Sylas Cole Johnson from South Davie Middle School and Nicole Barker from Lake Lure Classical Academy

High School Honorable Mentions: Anthony G. from Edgecombe Youth Development Center and Krish Attaluri from Green Level High School