Marie Sharpe, Mountview and Cataline elementary students took first place and runners-up spots in the Clean Air/Commuter Challenge Week poster contest reports the Clean Air Week committee.
This was the committee’s first poster contest and they offer a special thank to 150 Mile Elementary School for its participation.
The contest was a way to get students thinking and drawing about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and making changes which benefit the environment and the air they breathe, says Beverley Anderson of the Williams Lake Clean Air Committee.
A total of 78 students entered the contest, submitting some spectacular artwork and making it very difficult for the judges to pick the top nine winning posters.
The students whose posters were chosen in the top nine each won $25 to be spent at a local sport/activity store of their choice.
From the top nine winning posters chosen, three grand prize winners were selected from the grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9 categories and won $100 for their classroom, to be applied toward a classroom event or activity.
The three grand prize winning posters will be used to promote Clean Air Week and the Commuter Challenge, June 6 to 10.
Look for their posters around town.
The 2011 Clean Air Day Poster Contest Winners are:
Grade 1-3 first place: Tyana Ross, Mrs. Ratko, Grade 3, Marie Sharpe elementary.
Grade 4-6 first place: Madison Lindsay, Mrs. Ratko, Grade 4, Marie Sharpe.
Grade 7-9 first place: Colby Jorde, Mrs. Bergen, Grade 7, Mountview.
Grade 1-3 honourable mention: Whitney Ash, Mrs. Fennell, Grade 2, Marie Sharpe and Tyson Elkins, Mrs. Fennell, Grade 3, Marie Sharpe.
Grade 4-6 honourable mention: Austin Boehm, Mrs. Ratko, Grade 4, Marie Sharpe and Amy Berkelaar, Mrs. Riding, Grade 6, Cataline.
Grade 7 – 9 honorable mention: Paige Gudbranson, Mrs. Bergen, Grade 7, Mountview and Jonas Petersen, Mme. Kunkiniemi, Grade 7, Marie Sharpe
Special thanks: Demi Winters, Mrs. Mader, Grade 7, 150 Mile Elementary
The winning posters may be viewed at the Cariboo Regional Library June 4 to June 18.
The Clean Air Week Committee, the City of Williams Lake and the Williams Lake Air Quality Roundtable congratulate the winners and thank all those who participated.
All schools that register to participate in the Clean Air/Walk to School Day on June 8 will be requiring students to travel to school using safe, active and environmentally-friendly methods.
For more information and to register, please go to www.breatheasywilliamslake.org to register.
For information and to register for the 2011 Williams Lake Commuter Challenge, you may either register online at www.breatheasywilliamslake.org or in person at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.
For more information, please phone 250-398-7665.