On May 5, six MFS students ranging from second to ninth grade were announced as award winners in the Burlington County Soil Conservation District 2016 Annual Poster Contest. The 2016 contest theme was “We All Need Trees” and winners were chosen out of 184 posters submitted from students in grades 2 to 12. In the 2nd-3rd grade group, Livia Kam ’26 placed second. MFS won first, second, and third place in the 4th-6th grade group: Gianna Minghenelli ’22, Anna Dunham ’22, and Angelica Larluz ’22. For the 7th-9th grade group, Christina Levins ’21 and Kendall Connolly ’19 earned first and second place respectively. The first place posters by Gianna and Christina will continue on to compete at the state level.
The posters were judged on the following criteria: relevance to contest theme “We All Need Trees,” conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality, and overall appeal. The Annual Poster Contest encourages students to be informed members of the community about conservation issues, inspire others with a powerfully designed graphic, and communicate research through a creative medium.