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Two Elementary Students Win Conservation Awards


Two environmentally minded Richland Two students are among the state winners of the 2016 Conservation Poster contest. Abigail Annsley Lanier of Lake Carolina Elementary School (Upper Campus) won in the 2nd-3rd Grade Division, and Abrianna Nicole McClerklin of Catawba Trail Elementary School won in the 4th-6th Grade Division. The SC Association of Conservation Districts sponsors the contest.
This year’s theme, “We All Need Trees,” was selected by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) to raise awareness about the importance of trees to people, wildlife, the environment, and the economy.
Abigail uses several depictions to illustrate her thoughts from a beaver cutting down a tree to build a lodge to trees being used to produce paper and firewood.

On Abrianna’s poster, she depicted a tree truck covered in more than 100 goods and services provided by trees.
Both students were recognized as winners in the Richland County competition sponsored by the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District last spring. They will receive cash prizes for their state awards, and their posters will progress to the national competition sponsored by NACD.