April 5th marked the results day of 7 months (and 6 years) of contest promotion and classroom presentations. We were all thrilled to have 101 proposals submitted for Central Alberta Contest this year! Contest coordinator Nathalie Stanley credits the success to the help of our committed Watershed Ambassadors and Community Partners.
Not only was there a 300% increase from last year’s proposal submissions, we also received proposals from many brand new schools and groups from new areas. Here are some highlights of who was involved:
12 groups consisting of 25 students were invited to the finals. Over 80 family members and teachers were there to cheer them on while they made their 5 minute verbal presentation. The judges were thoroughly impressed by all contestants. The final results are: (Names-Project Name, Town. Prize amount for themselves and school)
1. Hannah Hahn, Taylor Mathieu- Adopt a River Bank Campaign, Ponoka. $1000
2. Ben Brunen- Protect Wetland Vegetation, Wainwright. $900
3. Kathryn Wyering, Vicki Wyering, Melissa Gartner- The Pollution Problem (book), Ponoka..$800
4. Ashley Wipf, Jorden Wipf- Washout Prevention, Viking Colony. $700
5. Chad Mailer, Cassidy Munholland, Hannah Shepherd- What’s Going down your Drain?, Stettler. $600
6. Alison Beier- No Idle Zone, Ponoka. $500
7. Melissa Hirsekorn, Laci Schmidt- Rain Gardens, Pigeon Lake. $400
8. Desiree St. Amant- Preserving My Backyard, Bonnyville. $300
9. Joshua Feland, Connor Archibald- Water Toxicity Project, Ponoka. $350
10. Francesca Middleton, Alyssa Klinger, Elizabeth Raine- Beads for Seeds, Ponoka. $300
Cole Howlett-McAuley, Chase Soosay- Trees along the Trail, Ponoka. $200
Jennifer Henderson, Ceanna Prediger, Kara Casper – Knowledge is Power, Ponoka. $200
We look forward to implementing some of these amazing ideas in the 2013 school year!