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Essay and poster winners honored at luncheon

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2005

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“Save Our Soil,” and “Soil, It's Alive” were just a few titles of posters created by Chatham County students in grades three through six for the annual Soil and Water Poster contest. Students participating in the contest drew posters and wrote essays for this year's theme “The Living Soil.” Students used many different drawing techniques to show the importance of soil and what it provides for plants and animals.

Winners of the essay and poster contest were honored at a luncheon on April 7 at Sir Pizza in Siler City. Brenda Williams, Chatham Soil and Water Conservation District Coordinator, and John Etchison, Chairman of the Soil and Water Conservation District presented certificates, checks and T-shirts to the students to commemorate all of the their hard work.

Winners of the soil and water poster contest include:

First Place-
Haley Gordon - Third grade - Bennett
Erin Elizabeth Sugg - Fourth grade - Bonlee
Melissa House - Fifth grade - North Chatham
Scarlett Spencer -Sixth grade - Bonlee

Second Place-
Miranda Laird - Third grade - Siler City Elementary
Serra Carmines - Fourth grade - Bonlee
Elyse Ewald - Fifth grade - North Chatham
Tyler Edwards - Sixth grade - Bonlee

Third Place-
Julio Francisco - Third grade - Siler City Elementary
Clay Berg - Fourth grade - Perry Harrison
Kaitlyn Whitteker - Fifth grade - Bonlee
Noah Frazier - Sixth grade - Bonlee

Honorable Mention-
Antonio McClain - Third grade - Bennett
Kimie Kinrichs - Fourth grade - Bonlee
Travis Tafel - Fifth grade - Bonlee
Kenia Frazier - Sixth grade - Bonlee

Winners of the sixth grade essay contest include:
First Place- Jenna Andrews - J.S. Waters
Second Place- McKenzie White - J.S. Waters
Third Place- Macon Moore - Bonlee
Honorable Mention- Elizabeth Little - J.S. Waters

The first place winners from each grade will advance to compete against the ten other counties in the Area 3 Soil and Water Conservation District contest. Counties included are Chatham, Rockingham, Lee, Moore, Caswell, Randolph, Graham, Montgomery, Gilford, Person and Orange. The first place winner from the Area competition will then compete with the other eight Area winners from across the state. First place winner of the essay contest, Jenna Andrews, will advance to the state level to compete against first place winners from other counties.

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