DU Announces Top High School Chapters

© John Hoffman, DU

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 1, 2019 – Each spring, Ducks Unlimited announces its Varsity All-Stars list of top-producing high school chapters throughout the nation. This elite group is considered the best of the best when it comes to fundraising and overall chapter strength.

To qualify as a varsity All-Star, chapters must raise a minimum of $10,000 in event income in a calendar year. In the 2018, high school chapters throughout the country raised more than $536,000 overall to benefit DU’s conservation mission. 

“DU’s Varsity program continues to be a vital part of our organization’s mission. The DU Varsity program provides business and leadership skills as well as opportunities for graduating high school seniors to earn one of 61 awarded scholarships,” said David Schuessler, DU's national director of event fundraising. “I congratulate not only the Varsity chapter volunteers, but all students who have chosen to support DU through various volunteer efforts.”

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 

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.

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