A trio of Middletown High School freshmen won top honors and cash prizes for their entries in New Castle County Conservation's District's annual poster contest.
Alexis Ferguson earned $50 for her first place finish in the Grades 7-9 category, while David Hall won $25 for his second place finish and Taylor Cameron picked up $15 for her third place poster in the same category.
The annual conservation poster contest is intended to provide students with an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resources through art. This year's theme was, "Where Does Your Water Shed?"
A total of 105 poster entries were received by the conservation districts in Delaware's three counties, which awarded their own prizes.
The first-place winners in each grade level were forwarded to the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts for judging at the state level.