Babler Elementary student wins 2013 Missouri Arbor Day Poster Contest

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Apr 08, 2013

WILDWOOD, Mo. — Julie Thompson, a fifth-grade student at Babler Elementary School, recently won the 2013 Missouri Arbor Day Poster Contest. There were more than 1,200 entries from fifth-grade students all over Missouri.

Julie was honored at a ceremony on April 5, Missouri Arbor Day, at her school. She received a $100 Visa gift card from Forest ReLeaf of Missouri and a framed certificate from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). She also planted a commemorative tree on the school grounds to recognize her achievement.

Her poster was selected by a panel of foresters and members of the Missouri Community Forestry Council. The contest, sponsored by MDC, the Missouri Community Forestry Council, and Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, asked students to create a poster reflecting the theme “I like trees because they keep our water clean and healthy.”


2013 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner Julie Thompson
2013 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner Julie Thompson

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