The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual poster contest for students in 3rd through 6th grade in Jackson County.
The purpose of the contests is to educate students about issues that affect our land and water sources.
This year’s theme was ‘Soil & Water…Yours for Life’. Third and fifth graders from Summit Charter School and sixth graders from Fairview School participated in the poster contest.
Winning students each received a trophy and prize money: $50 for First Place, $25 for Second, $15 for Third.
The teacher of the winning student also received $50 in recognition of their contribution to the students’ success. The first-place posters will advance to the Area 1 Contest in Waynesville, which will be held on March 28, where they will compete against winners from the 15 other Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Area 1.
3rd grade poster winners were 1st- Koen Dittrich, 2nd- Shaedon Ureña, 3rd- Declan Stanberry, all from Chrissy Hughes Summit Charter School class. Pictured at the top of the article are 3rd grade winners from left are 3rd place- Declan Stanberry, 2nd Place- Shaedon Ureña, 1st place- Koen Dittrich, all from Chrissy Hughes Summit Charter class.
5th grade poster winners were 1st-Tenley Aherns, 2nd- Hallie Pineda, 3rd- Mary Ellis Hair, all from Kim Stiwinter’s Summit class.
6th grade poster winners were 1st- Alex Blackwell, 2nd- Adelyn Blattner, 3rd- Joanna Barlowe, all from Ray Crawford’s Fairview class.