The Wake SWCD annual poster contest contributed to the education of over 1100 Wake County 5th graders who participated. This year’s theme: “Water: The Cycle of Life”, featuring runoff and the urban water cycle. Novozymes Nature’s GREEN-RELEAF Composting provided prizes for the top winners. The top ten winners were honored at the 47th Annual Conservation Awards Celebration. The winning poster will compete at the regional level with 10 other counties.

Top 10 Poster Winners / Teacher / School

Mary Angellie Flores (1st place)/ Noelle Murdy / Alston Ridge Elementary, Cary

Brandon Cruz (2nd place) / Keeley Griffin / Hilburn Academy, Raleigh

Rohan Ray (3rd place) / Ann Barksdale / Green Hope Elementary, Cary

Sophie Cserey/ Noelle Murdy / Alston Ridge Elementary, Cary

Jaden Ealy / Michele Johnson / Green Hope Elementary, Cary

Claire Fields / Alice Nagy / Green Hope Elementary, Cary

Regan Jackson / Rhonda Prince / Holly Springs Elementary

Natalie Marochak / Melissa Taylor / Laurel Park Elementary, Apex

Luanna Soares / Suzanne D’amico / Green Hope Elementary, Cary

Braelin Yarborough / Irene Riley / Wendell Elementary

Congratulations to all our winner, teachers, and participants.