There were over two hundred people in attendance.
Each was awarded a plaque.
The recipients were: Danny Peyton, Community Service Award; William and Becky Slaton, Conservation Management Award; Thomas Young, Environmental Award; Kitty Simpson, Honor Award; Greg Ranes, Master Conservationist; Joe Blue, Take Pride in Hopkins County Award; Mike Donaldson, Wildlife Conservation Award; Danny Brooks, Special Recognition Award; and Alaina Boyd and Jim Bragg, Conservation Educators of the Year.
There were 1, 231 students who participated in the Essay Contest. This year the district honored two schools with a plaque and a $90 check for having 100% participation in the Essay contest. The two schools were Christ the King and Browning Springs Middle School.
There were seven schools that had 100% participation in the Jim Claypool Art contest.
They were Christ the King, Earlington Elementary, Grapevine Elementary, Jesse Stuart Elementary, Pride Elementary, Southside Elementary and West Broadway Elementary. These elementary schools received a plaque and a $90 check.
There were 12 students who received a monetary prize for being one of three winners in the Conservation Essay contest from their school.
From Browning Springs
From Christ the King
From James Madison
From South Hopkins Middle
County 1st and 2nd place winners were selected from the 1st place essay entries from each school. The Hopkins county overall 1st place winner was Staley Clark from James Madison Middle and the Hopkins County second place essay winner was Sarah Todd from South Hopkins Middle.
This contest is an extension of the Jim Claypool Art Contest. The District awarded a monetary prize and certificate to a primary winner in each school that participated.
The winners are as follows:
A County first and second place winner is selected from the primary winners from each school.
There were 2,288 Jim Claypool Art Contest entries created by the county students this year.
There were three winners chosen from each school who participated. Each student received a certificate and monetary gift.
The winners from each school were:
From Christ the King
From Jesse Stuart
From West Broadway
From West Hopkins
A county runner up and a county winner were chosen from all the 1st place entries from each school. The first place winner was Rebekah Calhoun from Pride Elementary. The 2nd place county winner was Gabe Bethel from Hanson Elementary.At the end of the banquet the Hopkins County Conservation District present Jailer Joe Blue with a $10,000 grant to install a greenhouse on the jail property to help with raising vegetables and plants to be used at the Hopkins County Jail.
Information provided by Hopkins County Conservation District
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