Ellen Williams and Kendra Cobb, 6th grade students at NCMS, recently entered a contest entitled “Wetlands are Wonderful” with the Catawba County Soil & Water Conservation District. The girls, students in Mrs. Waibel’s science classes, created slide presentations to educate others about the importance of wetland conservation. They took 1st and 3rd places respectively at the county level, and were honored at a local banquet on February 24th. Ellen’s presentation will go on to be judged at the regional level. Shown from left to right are Kendra, second place winner from Tuttle Elementary School, Ellen and along with Kelly Hoke of the Catawba County Soil & Water Conservation Department.