Preston High School senior Carson Kidwell is the son of Hazelton dry kiln facility office manager Christina Kidwell and Carson is burning the candle at both ends. After completing his school day Carson is a part-time employee at the Hazelton dry kilns.
Carson was a member of the Preston County Ag Mechanics Team that competed in Springfield, Mass on Sept 17 and placed 5th in the Eastern States Exposition which the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the fifth-largest fair in the nation.
Carson was also first runner-up to King Buckwheat for the 80th annual Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood West Virginia. Judging for King Buckwheat is based on scholarship, extracurricular activities, community service, and each contestant’s farm management skills.
Carson has had several projects this year including raising and grooming his steer for competition as well as restoring a 1946 Farmall M. He hopes to have the restoration done in time to drive his tractor in the Buckwheat Festival parade.
After high school graduation Carson plans to further his electrician skills at a nearby technical school.