‘Trees … Rooted in our Future’

Sixth grader Samantha West won first place. Sixth grader Jackson Young won second place.   Photo supplied

Sixth grader Samantha West won first place.
Sixth grader Jackson Young won second place.
Photo supplied

“Trees …Rooted in our Future” was the theme for this year’s Poster contest. The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District annual poster contest was another success this year with the sixth grade students from North Branch Area Middle School participating. Each year a theme is chosen and presented to area schools. This year the theme provided students with the opportunity to learn about the importance of trees in our environment, how they can better protect and preserve this amazing resource in their own backyards and the benefits of a healthy forest.

The posters are judged at the local level on 50 percent impact of conservation message, 30 percent originality, and 20 percent artistic arrangement; the first place winner at each school received $50, and the second place poster received $25.

All the students who made a poster were given a candy treat from the SWCD for their participation. Be sure and check out our website to view their great artwork at http://www.chisagoswcd.org/poster_contest.htm

Thank you to Mrs. Moeller, North Branch Area Middle School, for taking advantage of this great teaching opportunity and to all the wonderful young artists who made the judging extremely difficult. Congratulations!

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