“The Living Soil” Poster and Essay WinnersPublished 8:00pm Saturday, June 14, 2014
From Beaufort County Soil and Water Conservation
Students in third through sixth grades from various schools in the county submitted entries for the 2014 poster and essay contests sponsored by the Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District and the NC Association of Conservation Districts. The contest theme was “The Living Soil”. The NCACD sponsors the contests with a different theme every year.
James Allen, Beaufort SWCD Chairman, presented cash prizes from the district at a recent gathering held at the Agricultural Center in Washington. Each first-place winner received $25 and a chance to compete in the next contest level, the Area 5 Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ competition. Prize money for each second-place winner was $20 and for each third place winner, $15.
Poster contest winners are:
Third grade: 1st place-Reagan Stoop; 2nd place-Avery O’Neal; 3rd place-Leah Cahoon. All winners are from Pungo Christian Academy. Stoop also took 3rd place in the Area 5 contest.
Fourth grade: 1st place-Belinda Velasquez; 2nd place-Kayla Boyd; 3rd place-Josh Kittrell. All winners are from John Small Elementary School. Velasquez also took 3rd place in the Area 5 contest.
Fifth grade: 1st place-Skylar Martyn-Dow; 2nd place-Melvin Rubio; 3rd place-Emma Waters. All winners are from John Small. Martyn-Dow also took 3rd place in the Area 5 contest.
Sixth grade: 1st place-Lani Watson; 2nd place-Jennifer Flores; 3rd place-Mollie Tetterton. All winners are from Northeast Elementary School. Watson took 2nd place in the Area 5 contest.
The teachers who submitted the winning entries received $25 cash prizes. They are Angela Lee, Third Grade, Pungo Christian Academy; Lisa Moore, Art, John Small Elementary School; and Kathy Brinn, Art, Northeast Elementary School.
Sixth graders enter an essay contest with the same theme as the poster contest. The district’s winner of $25 is McKenna Leigh Taylor from PS Jones Middle School. Her teacher, Dawn Landen, also won a $25 cash prize. The district 2nd place winner of $20 was Emily Grimes from PS Jones. Her essay was submitted by her teacher, Elisha Krantz.
The district also awarded honorable-mention ribbons and prize bags to several students. For posters, the recipients are: Michael Morgan and Ella Peterik-Pungo Christian Academy; Jean Grace DeHoog, Lily Watson, Elyse Brinn, Aaliyah Ross, Kayleigh Sherman-Northeast Elementary; Claire Barnes, Logan Day, Kentari Gibbs, Janessa Henry, Ky’airius Carter, Jaden Hambric, Emma Horton, Nijah Pope, Tyler Simmons-John Small School; Jackson Kirkman and Madison Nay–Unity Christian Academy. For essays: Emma Davis, Reagan Heath, Evie Johnson, Rod Moore, Gray Perry, Mary Michael Bilbro, Sydney Chrismon, Alex Lumbreras, Kendall Smith, Abbigail Tucker, Grace Berry, Tommy Ebron, Zyaire Barbour, Nyjeria Distance-all from PS Jones.