DU Varsity All-Stars

Varsity All-Star chapters

Beginning in 2014, the National Youth & Education Committee for Ducks Unlimited created and implemented the DU Varsity All-Stars program; a competition that features the top high school chapters from across the country based on dollars raised throughout the year. 
 
In 2018, the National Youth & Education Committee expanded the competition for Varsity chapters. A tiered system, that mirrored DU’s local adult chapter recognition program, was established. With the new system, chapters now have a definitive baseline to qualify for the Varsity All-Stars program. In the inaugural year of the new system, 15 high school chapters qualified based on the criteria listed below:

  • Event Income from all events (minimum $2,500 in event income to qualify)
  • Chapter Silent Bid Auction Income
  • Donor Directed Major Gifts

Through this new program the chapters now can qualify for the following Specific Recognition Levels:

  • $30,000+, Gold All-Star
  • $20,000-$29,999, Silver All-Star
  • $10,000-$19,999, Bronze All-Star

"The DU Varsity All-Stars program helps to create competition and competition helps drive success. It is exciting to see students having fun and learning about wetland conservation," said Mark Horobetz, Manager of Ducks Unlimited's Youth & Education Program. "I am very proud of the efforts from our Varsity All-Star’s and for all the chapters within the DU Varsity program." 

The 2018 Varsity All-Star qualifying chapters are:

GOLD

Cape Henlopen High School; Lewes, DE
Christian Brothers High School; Memphis, TN
The Collegiate School; Richmond, VA
Greenville High/CCES; Greenville, SC
Memphis University School; Memphis, TN-National Champion

SILVER

Broughton High School; Raleigh, NC
Charlotte Youth for Conservation; Charlotte, NC

BRONZE

Buckshot Varsity; Cleveland, TX
Carthage High School; Carthage, TX
East Bladen High School; Elizabethtown, NC
Jackson Prep High School; Jackson, MS
Midway High School; Newton Grove, NC
Princeton High School; Princeton, NC
Smyrna High School; Smyrna, DE
St. Christopher’s High School; Richmond, VA

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