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GIGGIN' FOR GRADS: Why DeKalb County isn't Bowing to National Pressure - Mikayla Lewis

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Published on Jul 12, 2013

DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. - Nearly 100 DeKalb County teens are taking part in a controversial college scholarship contest tonight. It's called Giggin' for Grads. It's a frog hunting tournament, and whoever kills the most frogs wins. For those that don't know, frog gigging uses a gig to spear frogs. This frog gigging contest raises money for local high school seniors, but it also is raising concern. The DeKalb County Young Farmers and Ranchers is a newly formed group whose members are 18-35 years old and interested in farming. Friday, the group organized the first Gigging for Grads event to raise money for a local high school senior scholarship through frog gigging.The event tonight allows participants to go anywhere within 60 miles of Smithville to hunt for frogs. All participants are required to have a hunting license.A few members from Nashville's Animal Advocates group came to protest the fundraiser.The event also makes sure the frogs are eaten and not a waste.Half the money raised through the event goes toward prize money for winners and the other half will go into the fund for one or many seniors, depending on how much is raised. The contest ends at 1am in the morning, so participants have a few more hours to collect their frogs. The winner is determined by whoever has the heaviest bag of 15 frogs. Organizers say over $1600 was raised so far through tonight's event.

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