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David Graham Memorial High School Youth Forum

SRM's High School Youth Forum is a contest that is open to any high school student. The first step for a participant begins by picking a topic. Students may focus on any topic as long as it has some connection to rangelands: natural resources ecology, wildlife, habitat conservation, range plants, livestock management are just a sample of range related subjects that are suitable. From this point the participant will prepare a written paper and then present the important facts of their findings in a 6 to 8 minute oral presentation. Most contestants use PowerPoint slides for their presentations.

Contest papers are due by October 20th of the year and presentations are made at the High School Youth Forum contest held the first week of November. Date and locations are set closer to that time and based on contestants entering.

1st place winner will receive $500 scholarship and spot to represent New Mexico at the national contest to be held at the 2017 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, St. George, Utah, January 28 - February 1, 2017. Second and third place will receive $75 and $50 respectively.

See link below for examples of past winning papers.

For more information, contact Tom Dean.

Tom Dean
Phone: (575) 646-2584
Email: tdean@nmsu.edu