Congratulations to Paul Schlotman!
Paul was awarded on May 16, 2019 at the Hinton High School Awards Ceremony, a $500.00 Scholarship from the Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI). This award was presented to him by a Plymouth Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioner, Joe Cain.
Mr. Schlotman was actively involved in various activities while in school; those include: football, track, jazz band, concert band, Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the National Honor Society. Moreover, he was active in his community where he was a boy scout, volunteered with community service hours, participant in church youth group and was a senior patrol leader of the National Youth Leadership Training.
Paul plans to attend South Dakota State University to major in Agricultural Engineering; upon receiving his bachelor’s degree, he plans on pursuing a career in designing and building agricultural machinery or structures.
“Conservation is more than just parks and recreation. It includes every practice that any one person uses with a purpose to benefit the environment. Every time that we decide to do something for conservation, we are creating a better world not only now, but for future generations of our families to enjoy. It is giving to others what God has given to us by protecting and preventing this worlds’ beauty from being taken away. Conservation can be big or small, but the impact that it has is limitless,” remarked Paul.
Again, congratulations to Paul Schlotman, the 2019 CDI region 1 award winner!