St. Mary Chardon Wins Several Awards in the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Conservation Poster Contest

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The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) proclaimed April 29 – May 6th as Stewardship Week,  marking the 63rd year of the national event. In celebration of Stewardship Week, Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored a Poster Contest. Corresponding with stewardship week, the Poster Contest is themed “Watersheds: Our Home, Our Water.” A watershed is land that sheds water. Every piece of land on the planet is part of a watershed. The way we treat the land in our watersheds and our daily habits can have a big impact on the water we drink. Students will discover the environmental and health benefits of protecting our watersheds through this conservation instilled contest.

Zoe Virant’s first place entry

The Geauga SWCD received numerous entries this year. St. Mary Chardon won 4 different awards.  In the Grades 4-6 Division,1st place went to Zoe Virant and 2nd place to Elizabeth Passow.  In the Grades 7-9 Division 1st place went to Leah Bass and 2nd place to Ava Morano.

The first-place winners of each category moved on to the State Competition where they have a chance to move on to the National Competition. Congratulations to all of the talented youth of Geauga County and visit the District website at www.geaugaswcd.com to view the 2018 winning posters.

The purpose of the contest is to encourage in our youth a connection to the important benefit of protecting our soil and water resources. All students from public, private, and home schools were encouraged to enter.

For information about Stewardship Week and the Conservation Poster Contest, contact Geauga SWCD at 1-440-834-1122 or Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District. Additional information about Stewardship Week is available on the NACD website at NACD.

About St. Mary School

St. Mary’s School Chardon is a Catholic School for grades preschool through 8 where students are encouraged to develop academically in an environment of faith, with a vision for the future. For more information visit St. Mary School Chardon or contact Maureen Intihar at [email protected] or 440-286-3590

Pictured In Cover Photo:  Leah Bass’s first place entry

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