You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Soil, water conservation contest deadline nears
Students of Wilson County are encouraged to participate in the 2011 Texas Conservation Awards Program by entering the poster or essay contest.
The poster contest is open to boys and girls, ages 12 and under. The district’s expected artistic content of a poster is for a student to graphically demonstrate the importance of conservation of soil, water, and related renewable resources within the realm of their community environment, said Patrick Moczygemba, chairman of the Wilson County Soil and Water Conservation District.
The two choices of poster themes for students to choose from this year are “Forests for people -- More than you can imagine,” or “Conservation habits = healthy habitats.” The posters will be judged at the local soil and water conservation district level, with winning posters sent to area-level competition. The state winner will be selected from the winners of the five area competitions.
The essay contest is open to children in two age categories -- 13 years of age and younger and ages 14 to 18 years. The contest’s theme, “Why soil and water conservation is important to my future,” provides participating students with the opportunity to express in a written format the importance of soil and water resources and how they are linked to providing food and clean water.
The essays will be judged on the local district level, with winning essays sent to the area level. The state winner will be selected from the five area winners.
Deadline for the poster and essay contests is Tuesday, Jan. 25. All schools in Wilson County will have the information needed. Applications are also available at the Wilson County Soil and Water Conservation District office, located at 1106 10th St. (U.S. 181) in Floresville.
The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, in cooperation with the state’s 216 soil and water conservation districts, annually sponsor the Texas Conservation Awards Program to recognize and honor those who dedicate themselves and their talents to the conservation and wise use of renewable natural resources.
For more information, call 830-393-3555, ext. 3.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
The 411: Youth Archives
Drama Kids summer camp (July 29, 2015)
FISD: registration of new students August 4-6 (July 29, 2015)
Gov. Abbott addresses FFA state convention (July 29, 2015)
Local 4-H’er focuses on fiber (July 29, 2015)
Coastal Bend College sets new student orientation (July 22, 2015)
Dew makes Rensselaer dean’s list (July 22, 2015)
Hernandez graduates from UIW (July 22, 2015)
Register for August Empowerment Camp (July 22, 2015)
River of Life VBS is July 27-31 (July 22, 2015)
SFA names students to honors lists (July 22, 2015)
Woodward is an SFA grad (July 22, 2015)
Annual Boots ’N Shoot event is set (July 15, 2015)
Basketball tourney set (July 15, 2015)
Baylor awards Hill with scholarship (July 15, 2015)
Carpenter named to dean’s list (July 15, 2015)
Evergreen honors three area students (July 15, 2015)
Fall registration under way at Coastal Bend (July 15, 2015)
Free fishing clinics for youth (July 15, 2015)
Kotzur attends youth conference (July 15, 2015)
LV lifters find success at national event (July 15, 2015)
ROTC plans August orientation, drill camp (July 15, 2015)
Stanley makes president’s list (July 15, 2015)
Bell brothers conquer Aviation Challenge (July 8, 2015)
Fish Camp, Prep Days coming soon for LVHS students (July 8, 2015)
Floresville FFA district winners (July 8, 2015)
Floresville FFA teams advance to area (July 8, 2015)
Kosub receives National FFA scholarship (July 8, 2015)
Staudt graduates from UTSA (July 8, 2015)
Texas Lutheran University spring honors list (July 8, 2015)
First Baptist La Vernia VBS (July 1, 2015)
Floresville FFA members receive degrees (July 1, 2015)
Floresville FFA Teams' State Roundup (July 1, 2015)
Grateful American Book Prize list of good reads (July 1, 2015)
La Vernia FFA members receive recognition (July 1, 2015)
La Vernia FFA members receive scholarships (July 1, 2015)
Leadership and friendship in action (July 1, 2015)
Rocket Readers reign in 'Name That Book' competition (July 1, 2015)
TWU names spring grads (July 1, 2015)
UMC Stockdale VBS (July 1, 2015)