Poster contest winners from Plato were, from left, Madison Butts, Kendall Hall and Courtney Yoder.


Texas County Soil and Water Conservation District and Top of the Ozarks Resource Conservation and Development recently announces winners of its “quality water means quality life” poster contest for area fifth graders.

Kaven Keller, SWCD district technician, along with Rosanna Hernandez, Resource, Conservation and Development water quality specialist, made presentations to students in Texas County the past couple months discussing water quality. Students were shown a model of a city that had no planning, a model flush system for the farm as well as given examples of what they could do to help keep water clean. After the 45-minute presentation, students were presented with the contest rules. They were asked to create a poster that demonstrated how quality water affects their life.

Around 150 posters were turned in, and the winners were chosen. Cash prizes were awarded to the three winners from each school with an additional grand prize winner — Kaleb Pritchett of Raymondville — from the entire county. In addition to prize money, Pritchett and his family was invited to the organization’s annual banquet March 18 in Raymondville.



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