Fourth grade students at Grandview and Skelly Elementary schools participated in the Butler County Conservation District's soil conservation poster contest.
This year's theme was "Life in the Soil - Dig Deeper." Three winners were chosen from each school. Third place winners received $15, second place received $25, and first place received $40.
Grandview's winners were announced November 7. Wyatt Porter won first place, Avery Kroeger won second place, and Krish Bhakta won third place.
Skelly's winners were announced November 8. Landon Bright won first place, Clayton McClure won second place, and Ciara Hall won third place.
The goal of the poster contest is to educate students about the importance of conserving our planet's natural resources. The contest was open to any students in Butler County. Eight schools, 18 teachers, and 306 students participated from across the county. Each teacher who submitted student entries received $100 to spend in their classrooms.
The awards were presented by Brenda Nyberg, who works for the Butler County Conservation District. Nyberg said next year's theme will be "Where would be BEE without pollinators?"
L-R: Landon Bright, Ciara Hall, and Clayton McClure