- Retta Martin and Judy Dorsett
Fifth grader, Anna Killingsworth is the winner of the 2007 Arbor Day Poster Contest. Second Place winner is Kristin Watt (Home room Teacher is Melinda Couey), Third Place winner is Meaghen Seals (Homeroom teacher is Melinda Couey), and Runner Up is Kristen Bowman (Homeroom teacher is Tish Sauerhoff). Tish Sauerhoff is the homeroom teacher for Anna and “Mr. Mike” McClure is her science teacher.
The five winners received their winners certificates and the other eight participants were all awarded certificates for participation and achievement.
The Arbor Day Celebration will be on April 27, 2007.
“Mr. Mike” McClure is the fifth grade science teacher. The theme for this years contest is ” Trees Are Terrific….and forests are too!”
The contest was sponsored by Toyota, the National Arbor Day Foundation and the Texas Forest Service. The local contest was sponsored by Keep Blanco Beautiful. “Mr. Mike” taught the curriculum.
This lesson is correlated to the National Science and Social Studies standards and to the state standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) . It covers Science, Social Studies, English, Language Arts and Reading and Art.
KBB will plant a tree at the Blanco Elementary School in honor of Anna. Her poster will be sent to College Station for the state competition.
The prizes for the State winner will be a 6-8 ft. tree planted at their school, a $500 savings bond and other fun prizes for the winning student, teacher and class. The state winner will represent Texas in the National contest. The National prizes for the winner includes a $1,000 savings bond and a trip to the National Arbor Day ceremony in Nebraska with his/her teacher and parents.
We will be cheering for Anna to win state and national.
We would like to thank Nell Kruger and Larry Fair for judging this contest. Nell is an art dealer and Larry Fair is a well known artist in Blanco and owns the Uptown Blanco Frame Shop.
Our City of Blanco law enforcement will have a day of training for code enforcement on Friday December 15. Remember “Let’s make Blanco Beautiful and Keep Blanco Beautiful”.