The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) is pleased to announce the regional winners of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Poster Contest, themed “Healthy Soils are Full of Life!“
First place winners are as follows:
- Lucas Riley Ambrose, Chadron Middle School, grade 8
- Brooklyn Hoffmann, Chadron Intermediate School, grade 4
- Lillian Johndreau, Chadron Intermediate School, grade 3
The local second place winners are Jace Paopao, grade 4 and Sophie Watson, grade 3 at Chadron Intermediate School.
Sheri Daniels, UNWNRD Conservation Program Coordinator, commends all the individual students that participated this fall putting their creative effort into action and completing incredibly meaningful artwork. “It’s exciting to see young, local artists developing their creativity and using their own thoughts to design posters about Healthy Soils!”
The topic of the contest evolves each year to go along with the National Stewardship Week theme. One winner is selected in each of these divisions, K-1; 2-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12. The winners from each District were sent to the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts state competition where Lucas Riley Ambrose took first place statewide! His poster will be judged in January at the national competition in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Ambrose has placed first for the last four years in a row for his age level.
Typically, teachers bring 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. The contest is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 12.