NORFOLK – The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) sponsored this year’s Stewardship Week and Poster Contest. The theme was, “Where would we BEE without Pollinators?”
In the grades two to three category, Jesus Vargas and Blake Heithold from St. Mary’s school in Wayne received special recognition from the LENRD for their posters. Mariana Nexticapan Hernandez from St. Mary’s was honored in the grades four through six category.
More than 100 K-12th grade students participated in the contest. Bees and butterflies were popular depictions on winning posters, created by students across the LENRD’s 15-county footprint.
It is important to enhance native pollinator habitats and protect against declines in population.
Here is the complete list of those honored by the LENRD for their posters.
1) Carson Gerths Guardian Angels Central Catholic, West Point
2) Isabelle Anderson Battle Creek Elementary
3) Abigail Zweep Bancroft-Rosalie Elementary
1) Dawson Mackling Guardian Angels Central Catholic, West Point
2) Kenna Olmer St. Francis, Humphrey
3) Jesus Vargas St. Mary’s, Wayne
3) Blake Heithold St. Mary’s, Wayne
1) Madie Thiele Guardian Angels Central Catholic, West Point
2) Audrey Praest St. Wenceslaus, Dodge
3) Mariana Nexticapan Hernandez St. Mary’s, Wayne
1) Emerson Ortmeier Guardian Angels Central Catholic, West Point
2) Myranda Hansen Norfolk High School
3) Kali Mangelsen Norfolk High School
1) Claire Steskal Norfolk High School
2) Courtney Hintz Norfolk High School
3) Anna Lemus Norfolk High School