Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Headlines - Region 1
Winning posters from the annual Montana State Parks poster contest are now on display at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. The display will be in place through July 6.
First place went to Eliza Spogis, of Hawthorne School in Bozeman. Her poster of Bannack State Park pictured her family viewing the main street of Bannack. Spogis received prizes valued at $200 which included her choice of two nights lodging for her family in a Montana State Park yurt, cabin or tipi and a backpack filled with equipment and field guides. Jacqueline Harrington of Emily Dickinson School in Bozeman won second place in the poster contest with a colorful painting of Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park done in acrylics. Third place went to Emma Esposito of Clancy Elementary School in Clancy for her poster of Wild Horse Island State Park. Harrington and Esposito received prizes valued at $150 and $100 respectively, including backpacks.
Three students received honorable mention: Darian Page Keels of Lewis and Clark School in Great Falls for her poster of Sluice Boxes State Park; Jacob Rex of Clancy Elementary School in Clancy for his poster of the State Parks on Flathead Lake; and Katie Hagengruber of Montana City School in Clancy for her poster of Elkhorn State Park. All winners will also receive a subscription to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Montana Outdoors magazine and a T-shirt screened with their winning art work.