Pope John students were a big winner as the 26th annual Upper Elkhorn NRD Poster Contest was held this fall. Fifty-one students from two area schools participated in the competition.
Each year, the NRD invites Kindergarten through 12th grade students throughout the district to participate in the poster contest, giving them an opportunity to showcase their artistic talents regarding our soil, water and other natural resources. This year, students were asked to incorporate the “Healthy Soils are Full of Life” theme into their posters, which were judged in mid-November.
This year's winners from Pope John XXIII and St. Boniface Catholic Schools were: in the 4th-6th Grade Category, Juliana McNally - First Place, Samuel Hemenway - Second Place and Ashlynne Charf - Third Place. In the 7th-9th Grade Category, Marissa Preister - First Place, Kali Dworak - Second Place and Matthew Dilly - Third Place. Finally, in the 10th-12th Grade Category, Kayce Kallhoff - First Place, Madison Schrage - Second Place and Brianna Hupp - Third Place.
All first place posters were forwarded on to the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts State Poster Contest where they competed against posters from all across Nebraska. The UENRD has been notified that Kayce Kallhoff’s poster won the 10th-12th Grade division and will be forwarded on the national contest.