Limericks and posters make kids dig deep into soil conservation

Winners of the Osage County Conservation District’s poster, essay and limerick contest were honored guests at the district’s annual meeting Jan. 28, 2019, when they received their awards.

Each year the Osage County Conservation District sponsors a poster, essay and limerick contest, with a different theme each year determined by the National Association of Conservation Districts. This year’s theme was “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper”.

“Congratulations to all the winners,” said Lori Kuykendall, Osage County Conservation District manager. “We appreciate the teachers and students taking time to enter the contest.”

Information about the competition is given to the schools in late October, with entries due before Christmas break. A total of 350 entries were received. There were no essays submitted this year.

This year’s winners are:

Limericks: Ryleigh Brown, purple; Brooklynn Johnson, blue; Ashton Rowsey, red; Jaiton Bosse, white. All limerick winners are from Osage City Elementary School.

Posters, fourth, fifth and sixth grade: Kathleen Wilt, purple; Anna Rogers, blue; Akyra Traver, red; Kadence Masenthin, white; all students of Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary School.

Posters, second and third grade: Amelia Arb, purple, Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary School; Jaycee Wiscombe, blue, Overbrook Attendance Center; Brenna Heder, red, Overbrook Attendance Center; Miley Brooks, white, Overbrook Attendance Center.

Posters, kindergarten and first grade: Daniel Goddard, purple, Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary School; Ryne Cormode, blue, Marais des Cygnes Elementary School; Kaedynce Ward, red, Burlingame Elementary School; Sawyer Kraft, white, Burlingame Elementary School.

The top winner in each poster and essay division and the top two winners in the limerick division are sent to the state competition. The state competition is held in the fall.

One Osage County student received state honors during the state competition held in November. Lexi Boss, Osage City, received honorable mention for an essay she submitted for last year’s local competition.

The winning students will be recognized during the Osage County Conservation District annual meeting, beginning at 6 p.m., Jan. 28, 2019, at the Osage City Schools lunchroom.

Information thanks to Osage County Conservation District.

Graphic: National Association of Conservation Districts 2019 contest theme “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper”.

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