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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Among 3,013 Alabama fifth-grade students who participated in this year’s Arbor Day Poster Contest, three contest winners were recently selected to attend the Governor’s Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony at the Capitol.

Governor Kay Ivey recognized Kaiday Barrera, Max Scosyrev and Fynnegan Stanford for their accomplishments in the contest. Barrera, a student from Whitesburg Elementary School in Huntsville, won first place. Scosyrev, a student from West Elementary School in Cullman, and also Stanford, a student from Gulf Shores Elementary School, won second and third place, respectively.

During the ceremony, Barrera delivered a speech titled “What Arbor Day Means to Me” and also received an Arbor Week Proclamation signed by Governor Ivey.

The 2019 Arbor Day Poster Contest theme was “Trees are Terrific, Inside and Out.” In addition, images of the winning posters are below.

Arbor Day Poster Winners

Posters from left to right: First Place, Kaiday Barrera; Second Place, Max Scosyrev; and Third Place, Fynnegan Stanford.


About the Contest

The Alabama Arbor Day Poster Contest originated in 1997. More than 20 years later, the tradition continues to provide educational opportunities about tree planting and management in our communities.

Posters can be created in marker, colored pencil, crayon, watercolor, ink, acrylic, tempera paint or paint pen. In addition, they may be any size between 8.5×11” and 14×18”. Click here to view the 2019 contest guidelines. The poster theme and also associated lesson plans change each year.

For more information, contact David West at the Calhoun County Extension office.

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