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2009 Poster Contest

Sophia Kottenhahn was the 2009 Statewide Winner and National Representative for the Arbor Day School Poster Contest.

Sophia Kottenhahn Leslie was Delaware’s 2009 National Representative for the Arbor Day School Poster Contest.

The Delaware Department of Agriculture, Forest Service section (DFS) annually sponsors an Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-4. In addition, we administer a National Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation for fifth grade students only. Information packets on the Poster contests are mailed to Delaware schools in December/January. The awards are presented in April during the annual Arbor Day Ceremony. In addition, DFS annually distributes free pine seedlings to Delaware elementary school children. These seedlings are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 2009 poster contest winners were:

New Castle County

Kindergarten: Madison Klapinsky — Christ the Teacher, Newark

Grades 1-2: Justin Farraday — Jennie Smith, Newark

Grades 3-4: Jonathan Huey — Glasgow Christian Academy, Bear

Kent County

Kindergarten: Caleb Stalnaker — Allen Frear, Camden

Grades 1-2: Riley Tracey — W. B. Simpson, Wyoming

Grade 3-4: Theresa Outten — Clayton Elementary

Sussex County

Kindergarten: Stephen Venable — Honor Academy

Grades 1-2: Grace Winston — Winston Learning Academy* (State Winner)

Grades 3-4: Daniel Winston — Winston Learning Academy

5th Grade Contest

National 5th Grade Rep. – Sophia Kottenhahn Leslie, Claymont Elementary

2nd Place 5th Grade Winner — Cassidy Coolbaugh, Rehoboth Elementary

3rd Place 5th Grade Winner — Katie McConomy, Glasgow Christian Academy Bear