Arbor Day Poster Contest Open to All W.Va. Fourth- and Fifth-graders

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Arbor Day Poster Contest Open to All W.Va. Fourth- and Fifth-graders

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials and the Urban and Community Forestry Council encourage teachers with fourth- and fifth-grade students to participate in the 2015 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Trees Are … Beneficial!” Contest submissions will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

The contest is open to all West Virginia fourth- and fifth-grade public-, private- and home-schooled students. One winner from each grade will receive a $30 cash prize from the West Virginia Forestry Association. In addition, an awards ceremony will be held at the school of each winner and a tree will be planted in his or her honor.

Visit www.wvforestry.com/arbor.cfm  for contest rules, activity guide and other information.

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Photo courtesy West Virginia Division of Forestry (see attached photo): Arbor Day Poster Contest entries will be accepted through March 2, 2015. Then-fifth grader Haleigh Henderson of Wheeling won first place in 2014 for her poster that represented last year’s theme “Trees are…alive!”

News Release: Oct. 29, 2014                  

Leslie Smithson, Public Information Specialist, 304-957-9342 or 304-541-8102, Leslie.C.Smithson@wv.gov

Contact: Andy Sheetz, Partnership Coordinator, 304-382-9574 Andy.i.Sheetz@wv.gov