Poster Contest Winners Announced!

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the winners of the annual conservation poster contest. This year’s theme – Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil – challenged students to learn about and convey through artwork the complex living world beneath our feet.  

First place winners in each age category (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th) win $50 and the chance to compete in the state-level competition. Second place in each age group wins $30, and third place wins $20. All winners will be honored at the Central Peninsula Garden Club meeting to be held at 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building. Winners of the state level contest proceed to a national competition sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.

This year’s local contest was co-sponsored by Central Peninsula Garden Club, Kenai Watershed Forum, UAF-Cooperative Extension Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Kenai Field Office.


Prize Name Grade School Age Teacher
Grades K-1
1st Daniel Steffensen 1st Connections


Grades 2-3
1st Emelia Malone 3rd Mt. View


Mrs. Morrow
Grades 4-6
1st Maria Shaginoff 6th KMS


Mrs. Beck
2nd Arielle Hamar 6th KMS


Mrs. Beck
2rd Kaylee Lauritsen 6th KMS


Mrs. Rolph
3rd Sammy Baker 6th KMS


Mrs. Beck
3rd Owen Rolph 6th KMS


Mrs. Beck