Winners from the Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest were recognized, Nov. 15 at the annual meeting.
First place was awarded to Miranda Kilgallion from Portsmouth West. Second place was awarded to Kyndei Davis of Minford Middle. Third place went to Bella Claxon of Bloom Vernon and fourth place went to Maysa Calvin of Portsmouth Elementary. Each student was awarded a ribbon, complimentary tickets to the annual meeting dinner, and a small cash prize.
The theme for this year’s contest was ‘Healthy Soils Are Full of Life’ and was open to every fifth grade student in the county. Bloom Vernon Elementary, Green Elementary, Minford Middle, Portsmouth Elementary, and Portsmouth West Middle all participated in the contest this year.
At each school participating in the contest Scioto SWCD’s Conservation Education Coordinator, Kate Sowards gave a presentation about the contest and the topic. Students were given insight into soil and its importance as a natural resource.
“This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about topics that aren’t typically focused on and allows them to apply it in a creative way by utilizing not only their science knowledge but also their artistic ability” said Sowards.
Miranda Kilgallion’s poster will proceed onto the state conservation poster contest in the summer. Last year, Scioto County winner, Barret Van Sickle from Bloom Vernon won first place at the state competition. Van Sickle will compete at the national competition in Denver, Colorado in the coming months.
Reach Ciara Conley at 740-981-6977, Facebook “Ciara Conley - Daily Times,” and Twitter @PDT_Ciara.