May 1, 2017 News Release: Conservation District announces contest winners, Greene County Government, Pennsylvania





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22 West high Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
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News Release

County of Greene, Pennsylvania
Contact: JoAnne Marshall
Communications Director
724-852-5210


Conservation District announces contest winners
FOR RELEASE — May 1, 2017

WAYNESBURG, PA — The Greene County Conservation District announced the winners of this year’s poster and coloring contests during Soil and Water Conservation Week, April 23-29. The contests were open to all Greene County students, pre-K to 8th grade. Both contests offered young people an opportunity to express their views on natural resources and the environment through art.

Posters were judged in four grade-based categories (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th and 7th-8th). The top three entrants in each category received cash prizes, with first place poster from each category advancing to a statewide Pennsylvania Association of Conservation District poster contest later this year.

The theme for this year’s poster contest was, “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.” Entries were judged on their conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality and universal appeal.

Poster contest winners were:
  • 2nd-3rd grade: First place, Leah Ayers, 2nd grade, of Waynesburg Central Elementary.
  • 4th-6th grade: First place, Dayli Barclay, 4th grade; second place, Aidan Snider, 4th grade; and third place, Sydney Fox, 4th grade. All winners were from Waynesburg Central Elementary School.
  • 7th-8th grade: First place, Taelor Montgomery, 7th grade; second place, Brenna Benke, 7th grade; and third place, Naomi Davenport, 7th grade. All winners were from Margaret Bell Miller Middle School.
The coloring contest was open to any child that was pre-K age and enrolled in preschool or lives in Greene County. The top entrants for the coloring contest received bicycles and helmets.

Coloring contest winners were (pictured below):
  • Brennan Baily, 5, of St. Ann’s pre-school; Lilly Kozlowski, 4, of St. Ann’s pre-school; and Ellie Inman, 5, of Crystal’s Children Center.

Brennan Baily & Lilly Kozlowski

Ellie Inman
Poster Contest Winners

Leah Ayers

(2nd-3rd grade category)


1st place, Dayli Barclay; 2nd place, Aidan Snider; & 3rd place, Sydney Fox

(4th-6th grade category)


1st place, Taelor Montgomery, 2nd place, Brenna Benke, and 3rd place, Naomi Davenport

(7th-8th grade category)

The Conservation District received 68 total entries for the contests. The staff and Board of Directors would like to thank all who participated in this educational opportunity. For more information about programs and future contests, contact the Conservation District at 724-852-5278.

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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