HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBBIE DAVIS

DIANA CONARD

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 05-10-04

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HCC WOODSMEN’S TEAM COMPETES IN MID-ATLANTIC STATES INTERCOLLEGIATE WOODSMEN’S MEET, HONORS RUTH HALL

The Haywood Community College Forestry Club’s Woodsmen’s Team recently participated in the Spring 2004 Mid-Atlantic States Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s meet at Penn College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Eighteen students and two forestry instructors made up the team. Jimmy Lawrence tied for first place as the top individual at the meet. Corey Patton was rated as third best individual. The HCC team scored fourth overall.

The Woodsmen’s Team donned red suspenders and denim shirts in special remembrance of Ruth Hall, who passed away in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. She and her husband, William Hall, have supplied shirts and suspenders to the HCC Woodsmen Team for 15 years. The Halls have given scholarships each year to students in the Natural Resources Department to enable them to attend the Everglades Study Tour. The Halls began donating money to HCC in 1984 for grounds beautification. They have been instrumental in HCC’s beautification endeavors and upkeep of the campus that so many people of the area enjoy. Hall will be greatly missed at HCC.

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