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Students win 'Soil to Spoon' poster, mural contest

"Soil to Spoon" was the theme of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) 2012 Poster and Mural Contest for 5th and 6th grade students.

This spring, Elwood Anderson from the SWCD visited area classrooms to share information about the value of protecting natural resources.

The students used that information to create posters and murals for the contest.

Winners are as follows:

Poster winners: Alexis Nelson and Saffron Fletcher of Evansville Elementary School, Rachel Bitzan of Woodland Elementary School.

Mural winners: Christine Roers and Chandler Suchy of Brandon Elementary School. These two students were also named overall winners in the contest.

Each winner received a monetary prize from the Douglas SWCD and the Water Wisdom Education Project through the Douglas County Lakes Association.

The school of the overall winner (Brandon Elementary) will receive a $500 Science Prize through the Water Wisdom Education Project of the Douglas County Lakes Association.

The winning posters and mural will advance to Area II Competition in June.