Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Winners of the annual Berkeley County Water and Sanitation poster contest in the Kindergarten through second grade category Isabelle Matkovich and Kaylee Blackburn
The winners of this spring’s Berkeley County Water and Sanitation poster contest honoring Drinking Water Week in May were congratulated before county council during its June meeting.
This was the second annual poster contest according to BCWS director Colin Martin. It was open to Berkeley County students from Kindergarten through eighth grade.
“We had a tremendous amount of entries in the contest and were pleasantly surprised to see the level of artistic talent among the county’s students,” Martin said. “Students were asked to design posters that celebrate our most precious natural resource – water.”
The entries were broken down into the following categories for judging purposes: Kindergarten through second grade, third grade through fifth grade, and sixth grade through eighth grade.
Three winners were chosen from each category and the prizes awarded included $100 for first place, $75 for the second place winner and $50 for third place.
Martin said, in addition to the monetary prize, students also received a BCWS prize packet that included educational material according to their grade level. Teachers of the winning students also received a small educational packet for their classroom.
The entries were judged by a team of BCWS employees from various departments with the winners presented before county council and Berkeley County Supervisor Dan Davis.
Isabelle Matkovich (Berkeley Elementary), Kaylee Blackburn (College Park Elementary) and Isabelle Canales (College Park Elemenary) took top honors in the Kindergarten through second grade category.
Third grade through fifth grade winners were John Headden (Bonner Elementary), Dakota Cohen (Whitesville Elementary) and Richard Braecklein (Bonner Elementary).
Sixth grade through eighth grade winners were Destiny Mills (Macedonia Middle), Viktoria Bell (Macedonia Middle) and Tilya Bell (Macedonia Middle).