4-H Youth Wetlands Program poetry contest winners announced

Johnny Morgan  |  6/7/2016 1:48:50 PM

(06/07/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – Focusing on the theme “Louisiana’s Coast: Fighting for Our Future,” more than 160 students from across the state competed in the third annual Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and 4-H Youth Wetlands Program poetry contest.

Winners were named in each of the three age groups: upper elementary, middle school and high school.

First place winners in each division received a $200 cash award with their teacher receiving a $50 award.

Second place contestants received $100, and third-place individuals received $50.

The winners in the upper elementary division were: first place, Virginia Moore, East Baton Rouge Parish; second place, Estelle Mason, East Baton Rouge Parish and third place, Mason Sellers, Iberia Parish.

Middle school winners were: first place, Zachary LeDoux, West Feliciana Parish; second place, Destiny Butler, Bossier Parish and third place, Emily Day, East Baton Rouge Parish.

High school winners were: first place, Camille Touchet, Iberia Parish; second place, Hope Cochran, Iberia Parish and third place, Gillian Poe, Iberia Parish.

The poems will be featured in Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and 4-H Youth Wetlands Program publications.

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