Peninsula Clarion - Community

Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007


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Shown above are the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts’ Power of Conservation speech contest finalists, left to right, Nicole Benton of Palmer, fourth place; Anna Duz of Homer, second place; Maya Johnson of Kenai, first place; and Seth Keller of Wasilla, third place. The association sponsors statewide speech and poster contests annually to promote resource conservation practices. Johnson, a freshman at Kenai Central High School, represented the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District and earned a check for $200. Duz, a junior, earned $100. Poster entries focused on energy conservation and alternative energy sources. First-place winners from the Kenai district are Alyssa Knight, 6, from Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science, featuring a watercolor windmill; second-grader Paul Steffensen from Connections School, featuring a barn and windmill; and sixth-grader Hope Steffensen from Connections School urged education about conservation. First-place poster winners earned $75 checks.

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