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Arbor Day Foundation 

arbor day 2015

1st Place winner, Harrison Dunn

 

Fifth Grade Student Wins Alabama Arbor Day Poster Contest

February 26, 2015

Harrison Dunn, a 5th grader from Huntsville, has won the state’s 2015 Arbor Day State Poster Contest.  He will be presented with $50 and a one-year AUFA membership for his winning poster, designed around the contest theme “Trees Are Terrific...in Cities and Towns”.  Some 3,119 students in 161 classrooms in 50 schools participated in the contest.

Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley will host a tree planting ceremony with Harrison and contest runners up on the Capitol grounds in Montgomery, Alabama, on Friday, February 27th at 1:30 pm.  Harrison will speak on “What Arbor Day Means to Me,” and he will receive an Arbor Week Proclamation signed by Governor Bentley.

The Alabama competition is sponsored by the Alabama Urban Forestry Association, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Alabama Power Company, Legacy, Inc., Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, and Governor Bentley’s office.

Two runners-up will also be recognized in the Alabama contest. They are 2nd place winner, Nathanael Smitherman from Woodland, and 3rd Place winner Bella Thrash, also from Huntsville.  In addition to their cash awards, each student will receive other prizes provided by contest sponsors.  Educational materials are included.

The Alabama Arbor Day Poster Contest originated in 1997.  More information about the Alabama Arbor Day Poster Contest is available by contacting David West at (256) 237-1621 or on the web at www.aces.edu/Calhoun/arborday.

 

2nd place

2nd Place winner, Nathanael Smitherman-Woodland

3rd place

3rd Place winner, Bella Thrash-Huntsville