Serrano, Hudson win Polk Soil & Water Conservation District’s 2011/2012 poster contest

Published 4:59 pm Thursday, February 23, 2012

Polk Central Elementary student Stephanie Serrano, winner of the 2011-2012 Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District fifth-grade poster contest, with her teacher, Andrea Walter, and her principal, Dottie Kinlaw. (photo submitted by Sandra Reid)

Each year the Polk Soil & Water Conservation District sponsors a poster contest for students in fifth and sixth grade throughout Polk County.
Students are given the theme for their poster as well as a classroom presentation related to the theme. This year the theme was entitled “Wetlands Are Wonderful.”
This year’s winning students and teachers are as follows:
Fifth-grade student – Stephanie Serrano
Fifth-grade teacher – Andrea Walter, Polk Central School
Sixth-grade student – Morgan Hudson
Sixth-grade teacher – John Ruth, Polk County Middle School
Winning poster contestants from the county are awarded cash prizes and their posters are sent to the Area I contest, which includes entries from 16 counties throughout Western North Carolina.
The teachers of the winning posters are also awarded cash prizes to be used for classroom needs.
– article submitted by Sandra Reid

Polk County Middle School sixth-grader Morgan Hudson, winner of the 2011-2012 Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District Sixth-grade poster contest, with her teacher, John Ruth. (photo submitted by Sandra Reid)