More than 100 Delaware students submitted their works to the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Conservation Poster Contest.
Eleven won first place awards in different age groups broken down by county, and five will have theirs submitted for national award consideration.
Entries were taken from five grade levels and from all three counties, but only one county-level winner from each age bracket went on to win state awards.
Those students — Rachel Morder of Frederick Douglas Elementary in Sussex County, Dorothy McCormick of McCarville Academy in Sussex County, Jenni Ramirez Villagomez of Georgetown Middle School in Sussex County, Alexis Marshall of Everett Meredith Middle School in New Castle County and Saleh Hamad of Caesar Rodney High School in Kent County — have been entered into the National Association of Conservation Districts judging round.
Their posters best portrayed the “Forests for People: More Than You Can Imagine!” theme.