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Lake Soil & Water Conservation District congratulates 2011 poster & speech contest winners

RELEASE DATE: December 8, 2011

TAVARES — The Lake Soil & Water Conservation District (LSWCD) announced the winners of the annual poster and speech contests that were held on Nov. 17. Alex Sainz, a sixth grade student at Lake Montessori and Learning Institute, won first place for the speech contest. The first place winners of the poster contest are Gabi Moser (Grades K-1), Deanna Ern (Grades 2-3), Nicholas Keiper (Grades 4-6), Hope Friedrich (Grades 7-9) and Iman Seale (Grades 10-12).

Nine contestants gave speeches that were judged on content, composition, delivery and time for the theme “Should food crops be used for fuel?”. By winning at the local level, Sainz is eligible to compete at the Area 3 Association of Florida Conservation Districts’ contest in May 2012.

The poster contest had over 150 entries, and focused on the theme, “Soil to Spoon.”

Second and third place winners for the speech contest:

  • Emily Waddington  -  Second place
  • Emmie Palmer - Third place

Second and third place winners for the poster contest:

Second place

  • Nathan Larson (Grades K-1)
  • Noelle Fitzgerald (Grades 2-3)
  • Rebecca Perkins (Grades 4-6)
  • Connor Jenkins (Grades 7-9)
  • Rebecca Nour (Grades 10-12)

Third place

  • Mason Landon (Grades K-1)
  • Hannah Leto (Grades 2-3)
  • Sydney Martin (Grades 4-6)
  • Skyler Sheahan (Grades 7-9)
  • Jennifer Stafford (Grades 10-12)

The Lake Soil & 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 Patty Fletcher, Program Technician at (352) 253-1646, email pfletcher@ufl.edu or to view the winning poster designs, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/lswcd.


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Patty Fletcher
(352) 253-1646

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