From Harford County Public Schools:
More than 500 local participants entered the fourth annual 2013 Conservation and Stewardship Poster Contest, an event cosponsored by Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) and the Harford County Government. The girls ruled the winners circle this year in every category. Rebecca Dyer from Forest Lakes Elementary, Katie Levey from Jarrettsville Elementary, Abby Stephen from Southampton Middle, and Skylar Bodt from Fallston High each took first place in their respective age categories. The judging committee, comprised of representatives from both sponsoring agencies, felt their drawings best captured the theme of reduce, reuse, and recycle.
“Considering over 500 entries were received and the high quality of those entries, these winners should be very proud of this achievement,” commented Mr. Andrew Cassilly, who oversees resource conservation efforts for the school system, which has roughly 2,400 classrooms and 1,600 acres of land.
The winners will have their posters reproduced and displayed in Harford County Government buildings, Harford County Public Schools and Harford County Public Library offices and buildings.
HCPS is very active with respect to sustainability and conservation efforts. The Conservation and Stewardship Poster Contest is just one of the many ways the school system focuses on conservation practices. Getting students involved is a key component of the program, and students and teachers are helping to make a difference each day.
Thank you to all contest entrants, and congratulations to this year’s winners!