Currantly, 8 elementary schools participate in the Smokey Bear/ Woodsy Owl Poster and Poetry Contest. In addition, Hampton High School takes part in an essay contest. All candidates receive a certificate of participation from IGC. Student Entries that go to State for further judging receive certificates at the State, National or RegionaL levels for prize-winning submissions. IGC Sponsorships for the Poetry and Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster contest began in 1996 while the High School contest was ititiated in 2006.
Chris Hawthorn and Barb Oswald are the "dedicated, hardworking" Chair Persons.
left to right. Emma Stephens, 6th grade. Poetry, 1st. place. local and state. Lilly Ranotto, 8th grade, Poetry, 1st place, local and state. published in the National Poetry Book. St. Kilians School.
Brooklynn Dougherty, 5th grade, Poster, 1st. place local and state. Blessed Trinity Academy.
Michael Niggemyer, Senior, High
School Essay, 1st place Local, 1st Place State, Vincentian Academy.
left to right. Adrianne Hegerty, 3rd grade, Poetry, 3rd place National, Burchfield Primary School. O'Nora McCurdy 2nd grade, Poetry, 3rd place National, Burchfield Primary School. Helen Papas, 7th grade, Poetry, St. Kilians. All three won 1st place Local and 1st. place State.
Three of the winners and their parents were guests at the August meeting. Photo includes standing, Linda Womsley, President, seated is Chris Hawthorn, Chairman, and the three contestants, Adrianna Hegerty, O'Nora McCurdy and Helen Pappas Standing to the right is Barb Oswald Co-Chairman.