LINCOLN — The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) is excited to announce the state winners of the Natural Resources Districts 2017 Poster Contest. The poster contest is connected to the National Association of Conservation Districts yearly poster contest. It is a fun way for students, K – 12 to use their imagination to design and draw a poster related to conserving our natural resources. This year, the poster contest theme was “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life.”
State winners include:
K-1: Brynn Marie Throener, Dodge, NE – Nominated by Lower Elkhorn NRD
2-3: Peyten Rose Becker, Dodge, NE – Nominated by Lower Elkhorn NRD
4-6: Ryan J. Karsky, Wayne, NE – Nominated by Lower Elkhorn NRD
7-9: Lucas Riley Ambrose, Chadron, NE – Nominated by Upper Niobrara White NRD
10-12: Kayce Marie Kallnoff, Elgin, NE – Nominated by Upper Elkhorn NRD
“The Natural Resources Districts are impressed with the continued creativity of Nebraska’s students as students work to learn more about ways to conserve our soil and natural resources,” Erika Hill, public relations director of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts said. “We are excited to see more students participate in the fun and educational competition.”
Different grade levels are grouped together from Kindergarten through 12th grade. One local district winner is selected in every division. Each division includes K-1; 2-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12. Those winners are sent to the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts state competition. The state winners are then selected to compete at the national competition in Washington D.C. The 2018 poster contest theme is “Watersheds – Our Water, Our Home.”
Typically, teachers introduce the poster contest to their classrooms and encourage their students to compete. But if individual students want to participate outside of the classroom, contact your local Natural Resources District for information. All students, K – 12 are welcome to compete.
— The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts
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