The Delaware Forest Service sponsors an annual Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-5. Poster contest information packets are mailed every January, with awards presented in April during our annual Arbor Day Ceremony. The Delaware Forest Service also distributes free pine seedlings annually to Delaware elementary school children on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Trees are terrific… and forests are too!” is the 2007 theme, designed to increase knowledge about trees and forests and the many benefits they provide. The annual school poster contest is open to all K-5 public, private, and charter schools as well as other organized youth groups and after-school programs. The annual Arbor Day Poster Contest helps teach students about forests and forest resources. Participating in the poster contest is a way to learn more about the role of trees in our state and their direct impact on the health and well-being of Delaware residents.
The 2007 poster contest winners were:
New Castle County
Kindergarten: Gregory Stanard — Carrcroft Elementary
Grades 1-2: Lasya Katta — Caravel Academy
Grades 3-4: Amanda Defilippis — St. Anthony of Padua
Kindergarten: KateLynn Storms — Lake Forest East
Grades 1-2: Alex McMahon — Holy Cross
Grade 3-4: Joanna Ridley— Booker T. Washington
Kindergarten: Bret Venable — Honor Academy
Grades 1-2: Daniel Winston — Winston Learning Academy
Grades 3-4: Rachel Winston — Winston Learning Academy