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Lake Soil & Water Conservation District congratulates annual poster & speech contest winners

RELEASE DATE: December 29, 2010

TAVARES — The Lake Soil & Water Conservation District announced the winners of the annual poster and speech contests held Nov. 30. Skylar Baumann, an eighth grade student at Eustis Middle School, won first place for the speech contest. The first place winners of the poster contest are Rha’Niyah Cody (Grades K-1), Amelia Garback (Grades 2-3), Emily Leto (Grades 4-6), Ivan Barrett (Grades 7-9) and Ashley Buck (Grades 10-12).

[Pictured from left to right] Skylar Baumann, speech contest winner with Nadine Foley, District Supervisor

Twelve contestants gave speeches that were judged on content, composition, delivery and time for the theme “What is the Economic Impact of Florida Forests?”. By winning at the local level, Baumann is eligible to compete at the Area 3 Association of Florida Conservation Districts’ contest in May 2011.

The poster contest had over 160 entries, and focused on the theme, “Forest for People: More than you can imagine!”


Second and third place winners for the speech contest include:

  • Matthew Staples  -  Second place
  • Jason Lykins - Third place

Second and third place winners for the poster contest include:

  • Second place
    • Hannah Leto (Grades K-1)
    • Carson Stonebreaker (Grades 2-3)
    • Jessica Daro (Grades 4-6)
    • Ciara Conol (Grades 7-9)
    • Katherine Phillips (Grades 10-12)
  • Third place
    • Skylar Pelletier (Grades K-1)
    • Tarrik Woolfolk (Grades 2-3)
    • Colby Fecht (Grades 4-6)
    • Amelia Stark (Grades 7-9)
    • Chloe’ Shirk (Grades 10-12)

Lake Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors the annual speech and poster contests, which is designed to develop leadership and stimulate interest in conserving natural resources.

For more information about the Lake Soil & Water Conservation District, contact Brad Russ, District Resource Coordinator at (352) 343-2481 ext. 6, e-mail brad.russ@fl.nacdnet.net or to view the winning poster designs, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/lswcd.


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