Franklin County students each fall participate in poster, limerick and essay contests sponsored by the Franklin County Conservation District. Students from Central Heights, Garfield Elementry, Sacred Heart, Wellsville, West Franklin Elementary @ Appanoose and Williamsburg and West Franklin Middle School participated.

The theme for 2017 was “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.” For the second year, the conservation district also sponsored a conservation photography contest.

The winning posters for third graders were: Nico Pearson, Cohen Crowley, Keiara McCabe, Liam Dalton, Blake Lyman, Pilar Bradshaw, Carson Cunningham, Piper Stottlemire and Keziah Moses.

The winning limericks from West Franklin Middle School seventh graders were: Chloe Ecord, first place; Emma Bailey, second place; Mason Snook, third place.

Dylon Harris, West Franklin Middle School seventh grader, won the 2017 conservation photography contest.

Ecord and Harris were selected to represent Franklin County at the Kansas Association of Conservation District’s state contest in November at Wichita. Harris’ photograph received third place at the KACD Convention.

Teachers whose students participated were: Angie Daugharthy, Rachel Hoffman, Joe Lilley, Cheryl Hughes, Jenna Stackhouse, Heather Heath, Randi Helget, Lacie Brandt, Beth Keim, Stacy Siegele and Angelle Higbie.