2017 Essay Contest Winners

The NCFA received over 1,000 essays from students across the state in for the National Forest Products Week Essay Contest.  The contest was sponsored by the North Carolina SFI Implementation Committee, the North Carolina Forest Service and the NCFA.  All three participating partners were were extremly impressed with their thoughtful and intelligent responses.


The essays were broken down into three groups – elementary school, middle school and high school.  The winners were:


Lily Greene from Green Ridge Elementary School in Troy, NC – Click here for the essay.


Quinn Hennessey from Margaret B. Pollard Middle School in Chapel Hill, NC – Click here for the essay.


Anthony Villena from Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, NC – Click here for the essay.


“Thank you to the teachers, parents and administration for supporting these students, and promoting forestry education in the classroom,” stated the NCFA’s Education Programs Manager, Amy Juliana.  “We also appreciate the financial support and volunteer efforts we received from our partners to make this new initiative a reality.”