The Green County Land and Water Conservation Department held its annual conservation poster contest. The conservation poster contest is open to kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Students are broken into five grade categories. Posters are evaluated on the following criteria: conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality, universal appeal, and individual artwork. The theme of this year’s contest was: Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities.
The Green County place winners are as follows:
Grades 2 – 3
First place Logan Derendinger St. Victors
Second place Pearl Hillary St. Victors
Third place Brenna Engels St. Victors
Grades 4 – 6
First place Hadara Ramirez Juda
Second place Telina Gratz Monroe Middle
Third place Audrianna Schraufnagel Monticello
Grades 7 – 9
First place Kalena Riemer Home School
Second place Harley Schneider Monroe Middle
Grades 10 – 12
First place Sophia Roth Home School
The first-place posters moved onto competition at the Southern Area Association, an eleven-county association of Land and Water Conservation Departments in the southwest and southcentral part of Wisconsin. In this contest Logan Derendinger and Hadara Ramirez each placed second, while Kalena Riemer and Sophia Roth each placed first.
Logan’s poster Hadara’s poster Kalena’s poster
The top posters from the area contest moved onto the state competition, matching up the posters from each of the eight area associations in the state. In this state contest Sophia Roth’s poster received first place. Her poster will now move onto the national competition.