The New Castle, Kent and Sussex Conservation Districts sponsored a conservation poster contest with this year’s theme “Water is Life.”
A total of 268 posters were judged in the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. First, second, and third place winners in each category received a prize valued at $50, $25 and $15 respectively from the conservation district in their home county. Some of the posters are reproduced below and beneath them, names of the first-place winners from each country district.
|Humberto Mendiola of Wilson School was the New Castle Conservation District's 4-6 grade poster winner.
|Emily Hunter of Delcastle Technical High School was New Castle District poster winner for the 10-12 grade category. |
|Aalayaha Waters was the first-prize winner for the Sussex District in the 7-9 grade category.
||Furkan Kose, a home-schooled youngster, won first place in the the New Castle District's 2-3 grade poster competition.|
All winners in this year's contest and their respective districts and age categories along with their school affiliation are listed below:
Grade Level New Castle County Kent County Sussex County
K – 1 Yusef Kose Donovan Allen Autumn Davis
Kose Home School Allen Frear Elementary Eagles Nest Christian
2 – 3 Furkan Kose Gabriyella Daniel Olyvia Lemieux
Kose Home School East Dover Elementary Georgetown Elementary
4 – 6 Humberto Mendiola Ashley Adams Christopher Parker
Wilson Elementary William Henry Middle Georgetown Elementary
7 – 9 N/A Sloan Barton Aalayaha Waters
Fifer Middle Selbyville Middle
10 – 12 Emily Hunter Tristin Burris N/A
Delcastle Technical HS Polytech High School
After judging by the local conservation districts, the first place winners in each grade level were forwarded to the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD) for judging at the state level. The following students’ posters have been forwarded to the National Association of Conservation Districts for judging at the national level.
Grade Level State Winner
K – 1 Yusef Kose
2 – 3 Gabriyella Daniel
4 – 6 Ashley Adams
7 – 9 Sloan Barton
10 – 12 Tristin Burris