The sixth grade classes from Eden Valley-Watkins participated in a conservation-themed poster contest sponsored by the Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The nation-wide theme this year was "Healthy Forests, Healthy Community." The posters were judged by the Meeker SWCD Board of Supervisors.
First and second place winners were chosen from each class.
The first place winners from Eden Valley-Watkins were Alaina Wirtzfeld, Natalie Vossen, and Madelyn Thielen. The second place posters were created by Mikyla Gerding, Paige Stommes, and Payton Schoen.
Each winner received a cash prize and potted conifer. All 6th graders were also awarded a bare root Hackberry tree for their efforts.
The posters crafted by Alaina Wirtzfeld, Natalie Vossen, and Madelyn Thielen will move on to Area competition with judging to be done on June 22.
All schools in Meeker County are invited to conduct a poster contest with their sixth grade students each spring. For information on next year’s contest, please contact the SWCD office at 320.693.7287.
Eden Valley/Watkins Winners:
Left to Right: Payton Schoen, Madelyn Thielen, Paige Stommes, Natalie Vossen, Alaina Wirtzfeld, Mikyla Gerding