Essay Winners – 13 and under –Justiss Elementary School:
Paris ISD students received checks recently for their winning entries in the annual Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District (LSWCD) Poster and Essay Contest. They have submitted all winning essays and posters for judging at the regional level.
In the essay contest, Paris High School seniors Sidney Frierson and McKenzie Carlton won first and second place, respectively, in the ages 14 to 18 division and received $150 and $80. Justiss Elementary School third-graders Addyson Horton, Brian Chesshire, Anna Echols, Xzarian Else, fourth-graders Nirvana Jackson, Any’ah Gaines, Sage Roberts, Maite Rangel, and Abigail Aguilar all placed in the 13 and under division and each received $15.
In the poster contest, judges chose Aikin fourth-grader Reed Hartman as the first-place winner. Crockett fifth-grader Philip Reyes was Crockett’s fifth-grade winner, and Justiss fourth-grader Arianna Gonzalez was the third-place winner of the 4th through the 6th-grade contest. They received $80, $50, and $30, respectively. Justiss third-graders Keily Sanchez placed first, and Anna Echols placed third in the 2nd through the 3rd-grade contest. Sanchez received $50, and Echols received $20.
“Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities” was this year’s essay and poster theme.