One of the ribbon-winning posters in the Lincoln County Conservation District’s poster contest.

Lincoln County Conservation District would like to celebrate the Lincoln County winners of the 2017 National Conservation Poster Contest which had the theme: “Healthy Soils are Full of Life!” Students were introduced to such concepts as: soil is necessary in the growth/production of the food we eat; farmers/ranchers take precautions to protect water and soil resources; it takes many people to make food available for consumption; and new behaviors that conserve and protect the earth’s soil.

There were so many great posters and many Honorable Mentions (HM)! Lincoln County Conservation District paid cash prizes for winners: $25 for first place, $20 for second, $15 for third, and $10 for honorable mentions. Winning posters go on to the Nevada Association of Conservation Districts’ contest and first place winners from the state contest continue to the national level. There are cash awards at each level.

2017 Lincoln County winners were:

K – 1

1st Emily Poulson, Pioche

2nd Kylie Cox, Caliente

3rd Gracie Barnes, Caliente; Gracie also took first place at State and went to Nationals!

HM Colton Harding, Caliente

2 – 3

1st Page Hansen, Pioche

2nd Rylee Lewis, Pahranagat

3rd AnaBella Aiello, Pahranagat

HM Emma Bleak, Pioche

HM Zoe Melton, Pahranagat

4 – 6

1st Savannah Young, Panaca

2nd Lily Frehner, Panaca; Lily also took second place at State!

3rd Jada Katschke, Panaca

HM Isabella Lewis, Pioche

HM Cloey Glassburn, Caliente

HM Addie Zierow, Panaca

HM Kaylynn Stewart, Pahranagat

HM Payton Katschke, Panaca

HM Jaylen Christensen, Caliente

HM Rylee Cameron, Panaca; Rylee also took third place at State!

HM Karson Mathews, Panaca

HM Mylah Stout, Pahranagat

The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water, and related natural resource issues through art. The contest is open to public, private or homeschool students. Lincoln County Conservation District thanks Hayley Gloeckner for bringing the teaching part of the contest to our schools.

The 2018 theme is Watersheds – Our Water, Our Home. We look forward to lots of creative ideas! Congratulations to all the students, and thanks to the schools and teachers for participating in the National Conservation Poster Contest.