Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners from Marshall and Putnam Counties

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Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners from Marshall and Putnam Counties

Trees Are Alive!
Artwork by fourth-grade student Chloe Pomeroy of West Teays Elementary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials have announced two winners in the 2014 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest. Fourth-grade student Chloe Pomeroy of West Teays Elementary in Putnam County and fifth-grade student Haleigh Henderson of Hilltop Elementary in Marshall County took top honors for their artwork supporting the contest’s theme, “Trees Are Alive!”

Contest Coordinator Andy Sheetz, the Division of Forestry’s partnership coordinator, said, “The Arbor Day Poster Contest is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents while learning about the importance of trees.”

An award ceremony will be conducted at each of the winners’ schools where trees will be planted in their honor. The ceremony honoring Henderson is scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Hilltop Elementary in Wheeling. The ceremony honoring Pomeroy is scheduled for Friday, May 2, 2014, at West Teays Elementary in Hurricane.

Trees Are Alive!
Artwork by fifth-grade student Haleigh Henderson of Hilltop Elementary

The West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest is open to all public, private and home-schooled fourth-grade and fifth-grade students in the state. Information on the 2015 contest will be available in September 2014 at www.wvforestry.com.

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News Release:  April 29, 2014    

Contacts:

Leslie Smithson, West Virginia Division of Forestry, 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