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.
These students are from St. Kilian's and placed first in the state for their respective grade level for poetry in 2016. Their poems were published in the National book of poetry that was distributed at the National Convention.
From left to right: Anna Spalvieri, Emily Czajkowski, Keelin Schessler
Acting Principal is Mr Cordell
Josh Maltese from St. Josephs High School is holding a Central Atlantic Region certificate for first place in poetry 2016 and a $25 dollar check from the Ingomar Garden Club