2019 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners

Ellie Merrick, a fifth-grader at Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville, is the overall State Winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s 2019 Arbor Day School Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Trees are Terrific… in Cities and Towns!” — chosen to highlight the numerous benefits of trees in community settings.

Twelve winners were chosen overall – one from each county (New Castle, Kent, Sussex) in the following grade categories: kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, and grade 5. Winners receive a tree-themed book, a free tree planting ceremony at their school (courtesy of sponsor Delmarva Power), and an invitation to the State Arbor Day Ceremony with Governor John C. Carney, Jr.

The gallery of winning posters are online: 2019 Delaware Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners.

Ellie Merrick, 2019 Delaware Arbor Day Poster Contest winner.
Ellie Merrick, a 5th-grader at Southern Delaware School of the Arts, won the Delaware Forest Service’s 2019 Arbor Day Poster Contest.
New Castle
KindergartenAvery Thomas — Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center, Middletown
Grades 1-2Lydia Sperati — Jennie Smith Elementary, Newark 
Grades 3-4Patricia Gomes —  All Saints Catholic School, Wilmington
Grade 5Jayden Fuller  — Brandywine Springs Elementary, Wilmington
Kent
KindergartenAbigail Carter — McIlvaine Early Childhood Center, Magnolia
Grades 1-2Bella Cooper — Allen Frear Elementary, Camden
Grades 3-4Sarah Armstrong —  Allen Frear Elementary, Camden
Grade 5Sophia Yuckel  — Allen Frear Elementary, Camden
Sussex
KindergartenLoana Marquez Mendez — H.O. Brittingham Elementary, Milton
Grades 1-2Zoe Bontrager-Thomas — Mispillion Elementary, Milford
Grades 3-4Ava Strong — Southern Delaware School of Arts, Selbyville
Grade 5Ellie Merrick  — Southern Delaware School of Arts, Selbyville