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January 31, 2007
Contact: Andy Warren

Rawlins BLM sponsors Natrona County High School OHV Debate:
Top Five Winners will receive scholarships

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is sponsoring an oratory competition on off-road driving ethics as part of the 2007 Natrona County High School (NCHS) Mustang Classic in Casper, Wyo.

BLM’s single oratory competition will be on Saturday February 3, 2007 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at Natrona County High School. The debate will be videotaped for use in and environmental education project to improve public awareness about vehicle use and resource management. Plaques from the BLM and monetary awards will be awarded for the top five or six places.

Thirty-one schools from across Wyoming will be participating in the Mustang Classic. Students will also be competing in the following categories: dramatic, humorous, poetic and duo interpretation, original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, cross examination debate, Lincoln Douglas debate, public forum debate and student congress.

The Natrona County High School Mustang Classic is open to the public. Individuals are invited to attend and see some of the brightest young minds in Wyoming. If you are interested in helping judge at this event, please contact Mary Hoard at NCHS at 307-577-0330.

BLM is working on this project in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Rawlins Grazing Board, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Natrona County Conservation District, Backcountry Crawlers, and the University of Wyoming.



Last updated: 03-03-2007