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AGENDA DATE:February 14, 2017

Recognition of Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners.


Steve Massey, Director of Community Services

Donna Kliewer, Waste Services Manager

Recognition of Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners.


The national and state levels of the Arbor Day Poster Contest originally sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation were discontinued.  Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB) continues the poster contest tradition in honor of Allen as a "Tree City USA," to raise awareness in Allen of the importance of trees, and in recognition of the national and local Arbor Day Celebration.


Keep Allen Beautiful coordinates the local Arbor Day Poster Contest in the Allen Independent School District (AISD), which aims to foster a love for trees in the fourth and fifth graders who participate.  This year's theme was "Trees are Terrific And Energy Wise!"  Eight AISD elementary schools participated in the contest forwarding thirty-three (33) posters to the City for consideration.  Keep Allen Beautiful Board Members and KAB Support Staff provide the final judging. 


Local winners are:


Emily Villano, First Place, student at Cheatham Elementary;

Eric Yang, Second Place, student at Cheatham Elementary;

Neha Nayak, Third Place, student at Olson Elementary.


Later this month, Keep Allen Beautiful will plant a tree at Cheatham Elementary in honor of the first place winner.