50 YEARS AGO
Dec. 27, 1962
Jack Birdwhistell, of Anderson High School, was the 1962 winner of the Soil Conservation Essay contest. This was the second time Jack had won the county prize. The first time was in 1959 when he was still in grade school.
Ben Stratton, also of Anderson High School, had the second best essay. He received $5. There were 311 students who participated, compared to 28 the year before.