Olivia Miller won first place at Parkside Middle School, Wautoma.

Waushara County Land/Water/Education Committee announces Conservation Poster Contest Winners

The Waushara County Land/Water/Education Committee is happy to announce that Paige Hopkins from Tri-County School in Plainfield, Senior Division has earned second place at the Area Conservation Poster Contest held in Oshkosh on Jan. 25.

Judging began on January 2nd the Waushara County Land/Water/Education Committee had 34 entries.  Students could earn first thru third place certificates.  The first place winning posters were entered in the Lake Winnebago Land and Water Conservation Association District Area Contest, held Jan. 25.

Elementary Division first place winner was Nanaleena Jelinski, Middle Division first place winner was Olivia Miller, Junior Division first place winner was Ashley Edge-Mahl and the Senior Division first place winner was Paige Hopkins.  This year’s theme, Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper.  

The winners are as followed:

Division: Elementary 2-3: 1st Place – Nanaleena Jelinski – Tri-County Elementary School; 2nd Place – Leonardo Samayoa – Tri-County Elementary School; 3rd Place – Delaney McIntee – Tri-County Elementary School.

Division: Middle 4-6: 1st Place – Olivia Miller – Parkside School – Wautoma; 2nd Place – Olivia Rennhack – Coloma Elementary School; 3rd Place – Haleigh Page – Coloma Elementary School.

Division:  Junior 7-9: 1st Place – Ashley Edge-Mahl – Parkside Middle School – Wautoma; 2nd Place – Grace Anzivino – Parkside Middle School – Wautoma; 3rd Place - Maria Barcenas Delgado – Parkside Middle School – Wautoma

Division:  Senior 10-12: 1st Place – Paige Hopkins – Tri-County School; 2nd Place – Zachary Dee – Wautoma High School; 3rd Place – Marcel Buss – Wautoma High School

This contest is a function of the National Association of Conservation Districts in conjunction with the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, created to promote environmental awareness in youth.  The contest begins at the County level, continuing to an Area level competition and then to the State Contest.  The County Land Conservation & Zoning Department and the Land/Water/Education Committee would like to express gratitude for the effort put in on this year’s posters and encourage all students to enter in any upcoming contests.


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