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ESLC Announces 2008 Kids Essay and Art Contest Winners

Contests open to all K-8 Students on Upper and Mid-Shore

The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy has announced the winners of their first ever (and hopefully annual!) Kids Essay and Art Contest. The Contest was open to all students in grades kindergarten through eight in the six Upper and Mid-Shore Counties including Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester.

In both the essay and the poster, students were asked to tell, via the written word or via their artwork, why they love the Eastern Shore and what people, places and memories make the Eastern Shore so special to them. Over 300 entries were received from schools throughout the Upper and Mid-Shore. Because some categories did not receive entries, the art contest entries were placed in an Upper and Mid-Shore division.

Winners include the following:

Kids Art Contest Winners: Mid-Shore (Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot)

K-2 Division

Winner: Dakota Gunter, Greensboro Elementary School

2nd Place: Arianna Cintron, Ridgely Elementary School

3-5 Division

Winner: Samuel Newmier, White Marsh Elementary School

2nd: Quinn Jennings, St. Michaels Elementary School

Honorable Mention: Sequoia Chupek, SMES

6-8 Division

Winner: Alecia Hall, St. Michaels Elementary School

2nd Place: Alee Micheli, Chesapeake Christian School

Honorable Mention: Caroline Camper, SMES and Cheyenne Cowell, St. Michaels Elementary School

Kids Art Contest Winners: Upper Shore (Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s)

K-2: No Entries

3-5 Division

1st place: Sky Ulsprach, Kent School

2nd place: Brooke, Kent School

Honorable Mentions: Cameron Wick, Noah Kullman, Radcliffe Creek

6-8 Divison

1st place: Jimmy Johnson, Jr., Radcliffe Creek

2nd place: Kelsey Griffin, Radcliffe Creek

Honorable Mentions: Leanna Taylor, Augie Callahan, Radcliffe Creek

Kids Essay Contest Winners: Kent

1sr place:Jake Schengber, Radcliffe Creek

2nd place: Zekiel Whitlock, Radcliffe Creek

Honorable Mention:Claire Lawrence, Kent School

Kids Essay Contest Winners: Queen Anne’s County

1st place Morgan Starr, Sudlersville Middle School

2nd place: hayden Rhodes: Sudlersville Middle School

Honorable Mention: Taylor Douglas, Sudlersville Middle School

Kids Essay Contest Winners: Talbot

1st Place: Samuel Newmier, White Marsh Elementary School

2nd Place: Caroline Camper, St. Michaels Elementary School

Honorable Mention: Alecia Hall. St. Michaels Elementary School

“The artwork and essay entries we received from kids on the Shore were so thoughtful and well-done. Seeing and hearing what makes the Eastern Shore special through the art and words of our future leaders was so enlightening,” said Kristine George, ESLC’s Director of Communications. “It is apparent from these entries how much our local youth love and respect the Eastern Shore – and how committed they are at such a young age to preserving the things that make the Shore so special. That is so exciting and inspiring at the same time.”

All private, public and home-schooled students were invited to participate. Participating schools were the Chesapeake Christian School. Colonel Richardson Middle School, the Country School, Easton Elementary School, Greensboro Elementary School, Kennard Elementary School, The Kent School, Lockerman Middle School. Radcliffe Creek, Ridgely Elementary School, St. Michaels Elementary School, Sudlersville Middle School, White Marsh Elementary School and Worton Elementary School.

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