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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The 2021 Alabama Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest invited Alabama 4-H members to put their knowledge to the test. At the Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest, the participants showcased their understanding of Alabama wildlife species and habitat needs.

“We are so proud of the 4-H members and their accomplishments,” said Emily Nichols, an Alabama Extension 4-H specialist. “WHEP is a great program that gives kids the opportunity to learn ecological concepts, develop critical thinking and observation skills, and tackle natural resource management challenges.”

“If your county does not have a WHEP club, please consider starting one,” she said. Nichols is there to assist any county willing to start a club.

Junior Division Placings

Overall High Teams

  1. Walker County (Carson Cain, Lily Kate Clark, Ellis Halgren)
  2. Barbour County (Bryanna Jones, Garrett Jones, Hunter McGilvery, Evan Fant)
  3. Winston County (Taylen Daniel, Robert Gilmore, Marshall Wood)

High Individuals – Wildlife Identification

  1. Ellis Halgren, Cullman County
  2. Robert Gilmore, Winston County
  3. Lily Kate Clark, Walker County
  4. Hunter McGilvary, Barbour County
  5. Evan Fant, Barbour County
  6. Bryanna Jones, Barbour County
  7. Sadie Ulbrich, Etowah County
  8. Marshall Wood, Winston County

High Individuals – Interpreting Wildlife Habitat from Aerial Photos

  1. Carson Cain, Walker County
  2. Lily Kate Clark, Walker County
  3. Garrett Jones, Barbour County
  4. Taylen Daniel, Winston County
  5. Hunter McGilvary, Barbour County

High Individuals – Wildlife Foods

  1. Carson Cain, Walker County
  2. Ellis Halgren, Cullman County
  3. Lily Kate Clark, Walker County
  4. Bryanna Jones, Barbour County
  5. Evan Fant, Barbour County

Overall High Individuals

  1. Carson Cain, Walker County
  2. Ellis Halgren, Cullman County
  3. Lily Kate Clark, Walker County
  4. Bryanna Jones, Barbour County
  5. Evan Fant, Barbour County

Senior Division Placings

Overall High Teams

  1. Walker County (Morgan Humphries, Hannah Dodson, Henry Halgren)

High Individuals – Wildlife Identification

  1. Henry Halgren, Walker County
  2. Sarah McCormick, Lee County
  3. Morgan Humphries, Walker County
  4. Emma Nichols, Lee County
  5. Hannah Dodson, Walker County
  6. Robert Fant, Barbour County

High Individuals – Interpreting Wildlife Habitat from Aerial Photos

  1. Sarah McCormick, Lee County
  2. Emma Nichols, Lee County
  3. Robert Fant, Barbour County
  4. Morgan Humphries, Walker County
  5. Henry Halgren, Walker County

High Individuals – Wildlife Foods

  1. Emma Nichols, Lee County
  2. Henry Halgren, Walker County
  3. Robert Fant, Barbour County
  4. Sarah McCormick, Lee County
  5. Morgan Humphries, Walker County
  6. Hannah Dodson, Walker County

High Individuals – Wildlife Management Practices

  1. Morgan Humphries, Walker County
  2. Henry Halgren, Walker County
  3. Robert Fant, Barbour County
  4. Hannah Dodson, Walker County
  5. Sarah McCormick, Lee County

Overall High Individuals

  1. Henry Halgren, Walker County
  2. Morgan Humphries, Walker County
  3. Sarah McCormick, Lee County
  4. Robert Fant, Barbour County
  5. Emma Nichols, Lee County
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