Killdeer student places second in state contest

Ethan Hendrickson’s colorful poster won second place in a statewide contest.


Hendrickson was one of hundreds of students from around the state to compete in the 49th Keep North Dakota Clean Poster and Digital and Media Contests.

He placed second in the fifth-grade division and will be one of 33 students to be recognized at an awards ceremony on April 21 at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.

Keep North Dakota Clean is the largest and longest running poster contst in the state.

According to a contest news release, more than 11,000 students learned about protecting the environment by keeping North Dakota clean for the pople who live and visit the state.

Hendrickson was among the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Killdeer School to participate in the contest, said Sandee  Pittsley, Killdeer fifth-grade teacher.

Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grades and special needs produced posters reflecting the need to keep water clean, reduce waste, prevent wildfires, recycle, plant trees, create wildlife habitat, and explore our beautiful state, the news release said.

The Digital Media Contest for high school students focused on a video clip to promote keep North Dakota Clean.

All first place state winners receive a gold medallion, certificate and a $100 cash award. First place poster winners get their artwork turned into a billboard and placed along a major transportation route near their hometown this summer by Newman Outdoor Advertising.

Second-place winners earned a silver medallion, certificate and $75. Third-place winners will recieve a bronze medallion, certificate and $50.

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