Arbor Day Youth Contest winners announced
In conjunction with the city’s Vegetation Committee, the Sanibel Recreation Department hosted a youth contest to celebrate Arbor Day.
The awareness and education activities included an essay or poem contest for grades 4-8. The topic was Arbor Day with a poem that was a minimum of three lines or an essay on “Why are trees so important?” Youth in grades K-3 could submit a drawing inspired by Arbor Day. The winners included:
– Kindergarten, coloring contest winner: Cora Gaffney
– First grade, coloring contest winner: Jane Rosenfeld
– Second grade, coloring contest winner: Elise Martinez
– Third grade, coloring contest winner: Carson Young
– Fourth grade, essay contest winner: Reagan Gould
– Fourth grade, essay contest winner: Mariia Zacharievich
– Fifth grade, essay contest winner: Anna Kolobova
– Sixth grade, poem contest winner: Gia Lackenby
– Seventh grade, essay contest winner: Anna Anderson-Kilgore
– Eighth grade, poem contest winner: Faith Mitchell
The winners received ribbons, along with watering cans and plants.
The contest was sponsored by R.S. Walsh Landscaping.