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Clarenville student provincial winner for National Forest Week poster contest

Katie Spurrell's winning entry in the 2017 National Forest Week poster contest.
Katie Spurrell's winning entry in the 2017 National Forest Week poster contest. - Submitted

Katie Spurrell is this year’s provincial winner of the 2017 National Forest Week poster contest.

A Grade 5 student at Riverside Elementary in Clarenville, Katie received her award Thursday morning, Dec. 7, from Derrick Bragg, the parliamentary secretary for Fisheries and Land Resources.

Katie’s poster will be permanently displayed at Forestry and Wildlife headquarters.

She also received a framed copy of the poster, an Apple iPad and a Smokey the Bear fun pack.

This year’s second-place winner was Sylvia Hillier of Sacred Heart Academy in Marystown, while third place went to Adrian Skinner of Ècole Sainte-Anne in La Grande’Terre.

All Grade 5 students in the province were invited to participate in the annual contest.

Students submitted poster based on this year’s National Forest Week theme – Canada’s Forests: Our Stories, Our Future.

“The illustrations submitted for the contest clearly demonstrate that our young students understand and care about our provincial forests,” Fisheries and Land Resource Minister Gerry Byrne said in a news release.

You can see the artwork of this year’s poster contest winners and honourable mentions here.

Poster contest honourable mentions

- Sarah Aylward, Riverside Elementary, Clarenville

- Chelsea Chard, Catalina Elementary, Catalina

- Ethan Gillingham, Riverwood Academy, Wings Point

- Kirsten Henoche, Jen Haven Memorial School, Nain

- Sarah Keeping, Mary Queen of Peace, St. John’s

- Reese Pelley, Riverwood Academy, Wings Point

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