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Endangered Species Day Art Contest Winners Announced

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) partnered again this year with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office’s Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest. The contest, part of the celebration of Endangered Species Day observed annually in May, provides students an opportunity to celebrate our heritage of fish, wildlife, and plants, and the ecosystems on which they depend.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade submitted artwork that highlighted at least one or more land, cave, and/or stream dwelling endangered, threatened, or candidate species found in Arkansas. Winners were chosen in four categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3-6, Grades 7-9, and Grades 10-12 for first, second, and third place winners. One overall winner was chosen as well. This year, over 1,000 students entered from 50 schools and four home schools across the state.

This year's winners, by category are:

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

  • Nathaniel R., Ward Central Elementary, 1st place
  • Audrey C., 2nd place
  • Melyni M., St. Paul Schools, 3rd place

Third to Sixth Grade

  • Jackie S., Manila Elementary, 1st place
  • Abel H., Bright Field Middle School, 2nd place
  • Ainsley B., Bright Field Middle School, 3rd place

Seventh to Ninth Grade

  • Sophie Y., Cabot Freshman Academy, 1st place
  • Briley M., North Little Rock Middle School, 2nd place
  • Shulamith J., North Little Rock Middle School, 3rd place

Tenth to Twelfth Grade

  • Alexandra M., Arkansas Arts Academy, 1st place
  • Sara Z., St. Paul Schools, 2nd place
  • Teagan A., Cotter High School, 3rd place

Overall Winner (pictured above)

  • Cameron Q., North Little Rock Middle School

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