Lansing students win poster contest
Lansing students took home more than half of the top awards presented recently in the Leavenworth County Conservation District's poster contest, winning 11 out of 20 awards.
The contest solicited posters on the theme of "Celebrate Conservation" from second- through sixth-graders throughout Leavenworth County. In Lansing, only second through fifth grade participated. A total of 557 entries were submitted.
The contest awarded the top four entries in each grade level. Winners received a ribbon and a "Celebrate conservation" T-shirt for their efforts. Two overall winners were also chosen, Lansing fourth-grader Megan Maldonado in the fourth- through sixth-grade category and Lansing second grader Wade Watts in the second- and third-grade category. The overall winners each received a medal, and their posters will be sent to the state poster contest in Wichita in November.
Lansing second-grade winners were Watts, first place; Analiese Heitkamp, second place; and Jessica Yawn, third place. Lansing swept the awards in third grade with winners Lindsay Potter-Davis, first place; Jessica Dion, second place; Joe Schneider, third place; and Michael James, honorable mention. In fourth grade, Lansing winners were Maldonado, first place; Bailey Reynolds, second place; and Nathan Hawley, third place. Lansing Intermediate School fifth-grader Mariah Lietzen placed third in her category.