Each year the Pope Soil and Water Conservation District hosts a poster contest in conjunction with Stewardship Week giving students the opportunity to demonstrate both knowledge and creativity about various conservation topics. This year the fifth and sixth graders of Glacial Hills, Minnewaska, and BBE Elementary were asked to create an artistic yet informative poster centered on this year’s theme of Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper. With over 300 entries, students presented their knowledge of soil through each creative masterpiece. The Pope Soil and Water Conservation District board members were impressed with all of the students’ efforts making the task of choosing the winners a difficult one. First through third place were chosen from each school as well as an overall first through third being awarded from the winners.
The winners from Glacial Hills are 5th grader Brooke Kjorness with 1st place, 6th grader Melena Longtin with 2nd, and 6th grader Lucas Tauber with 3rd place. The winners from BBE are 5th grader Andrea Douveir with 1st place, 6th grader Lily Kallevig with 2ndplace, and 5th grader Kacey Fisher with 3rd place. Minnewaska’s winners are 6th grader Luke Hoffman with 1st place, 6th grader Becca Femrite with 2nd place, and Lyla Stadtherr with 3rd place. The overall winners between the three schools are Luke Hoffman in 1st place, Becca Femrite in 2nd place, and Brooke Kjorness in 3rd place. Luke Hoffmann will be going to Long Lake Conservation Camp this summer which is sponsored by Pope SWCD as the Overall Poster Contest Winner.
Pope SWCD would like to extend their congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the students who participated this year.