ONEIDA CO., N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County 4-H Conservation Education Day Committee is happy to announce the winner of the 2018 Poster Contest. Madison Lynch, a sixth-grade student from Mrs. McNair’s class at Bradley Elementary School located in New Hartford. She was awarded the grand prize for her poster entry on Wednesday, December 5th during a special ceremony held in the school’s auditorium.
Posters were selected for superior presentation of one or more of the conservation ideas presented at 4-H Conservation Education Days. An additional criterion was the content of the caption explaining the idea of the poster. Secondarily, the artist merit of the poster was considered.
The judges for the contest were representatives from the 4-H Conservation Education Day Planning Committee. They included Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and The Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Oneida County.
The grand prize winner Madison Lynch received a $100 fishing package containing a fishing rod and reel, tackle box, an assortment of hooks, lures and baits, and fishing net, chair provided by the Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Oneida County. This year’s Poster Contest is dedicated in memory of Tom Yacovello, Outdoorsman and Wildlife Artist who passed away January 18, 2018. Madison received an illustrated wildlife frame print by Tom Yacovello.
Additional prizes of a 1-year subscription to the NYS Conservationist magazine were given to two winners chosen from each of the classrooms who entered the contest from the following schools: Myles, and Bradley, New Hartford; JD George, Verona, New York Mills Elementary Schools. Prizes were donated by the Federated Sportsman’s Clubs of Oneida County, Inc.
A total of 363 students participated in the 54th event from 4 different school districts held at Delta Lake State Park, Rome on September 19th.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
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