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Earth Day Poster Contest winners given recognition

June 05, 2002

Ten first- and second-place winners in the Washington County Soil Conservation District's Earth Day Poster Contest were recognized at Tuesday's meeting of the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

The contest, which has been in place since 1990, is open to county students in grades kindergarten through 12.

The theme of this year's contest was "The Gift of Trees."

First place winners received $150 savings bonds and second place winners received $100 savings bonds.

The following students won the contest:

-- Kindergarten and first grade: Michaela Brewer, first grade at Funkstown Elementary School, first place; Sydney Breidenstein, first grade at Paramount Elementary School, second place

-- Second and third grades: Laura Wagner, third grade at Paramount Elementary School, first place; Anne Beachley, second grade, Paramount Elementary School, second place

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-- Fourth, fifth and sixth grades: Rachel Amalfitano, fifth grade at Paramount Elementary School, first place; Katie Coffman, fourth grade at Fountain Rock Elementary School, second place

-- Seventh, eighth and ninth grades; Lauren Hauber, ninth grade at Boonsboro High School, first place; Ashley Tyler, eighth grade at Northern Middle School, second place

-- 10th, 11th and 12th grades: Stacey Cannon, 12th grade at Williamsport High School, first place; Meghan Seiler, 12th grade at Boonsboro High School, second place

The Soil Conservation District has awarded $13,000 since the program began 12 years ago.

First-place winners go on to the state competition in July. Winners in the state contest will move on to the national contest in February 2003.

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