Friday, December 4, 2015

CMS 6th Grade Student Takes 1st Place on NRD Poster Contest

Riley with his winning poster

December 4, 2015
News Release
For More Information Please Contact:
Sheri Daniels, 308.432.6190

(Chadron, NE)
The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 NRD Poster Contest. Focusing on the theme “Local Heroes-Your Hardworking Pollinators” the poster contest highlights the educational outreach efforts of the UNWNRD, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs), as well as the state and national conservation associations and agencies. The contest is part of National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Stewardship Week, the longest running celebration of conservation in the country.

UNWNRD Winners are as follows:

Grades 2-3:
1st Place = Thomas Smith, Chadron Intermediate School
2nd Place = Taylee Williamson, Chadron Intermediate School

Grades 4-6:
1st Place = Lucas Riley Ambrose, Chadron Middle School
2nd Place = Tatiana Higgins, Gordon-Rushville Middle School

Thomas Smith and Lucas Riley Ambrose’s artwork advanced to the state competition, where Ambrose took first place statewide for his division as well.  Riley’s poster is now entered into the national NACD contest which will be judged at the NACD annual meeting in late January.

The contest is co-sponsored by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts, National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary and provides an opportunity for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to illustrate their thoughts about soil, water and other natural resources.  The 2016 Stewardship Week will be celebrated the last week of April with a new theme of “We All Need Trees!”

Each year, the poster contest starts at the local Natural Resources District level. UNWNRD first place winners receive a check for $20, while second place is awarded $10 and this year 131 students submitted entries to the local NRD level.  Individuals and teachers from within the Upper Niobrara White NRD which includes Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Northern Sioux Counties may direct questions regarding the local contest to Sheri Daniels 308.432.6190 or and state contest questions to Erika Hill 402.471.7672 or

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