We All Need Trees

The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through 12th grade students with an opportunity to share their thoughts about soil, water and related issues. It also highlights the educational efforts of the local soil and water conservation districts.

Thirty-four counties in Missouri participated in this year's event, sponsored by the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. These posters were selected as the state winners because they best convey the idea of the theme, We All Need Trees. The posters then advance to the national competition, sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.

The 2016 winners of the National Association of Conservation District’s poster and photo contests were announced on Jan. 26 at the organization’s 71st Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. Each year, the NACD photo and poster contests give students and adults alike the opportunity to display their artistic talents on a national stage. Missouri had a winner this year in the tenth through twelfth grade division. Jessica Venvertloh of Polk County placed third. She is a tenth grader at Fair Play High School.

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Class K-1
Lilly Maxwell
1st grade
East Carter County R-2
Carter County

Class 2-3
Jack Kliethermes
3rd grade
St. George School
Osage County

Class 4-6
Abby Henry
4th grade
South Harrison Elementary
Harrison County

Class 7-9
Rachel Lensing
8th grade
St. George School
Gasconade County

Class 10-12
Jessica Venvertloh
10th grade
Fair Play School
Polk County