Ferriday student wins national competition

Published 6:30 pm Saturday, April 5, 2008

FERRIDAY — Cloi Cummings, a kindergarten student at Ferriday Lower Elementary recently participated in the National Association of Conservation District’s Poster Contest and won second place in the nation in the K-1 category. Cummings won first place in the Tensas-Concordia Southwest Conservation District local poster contest. All first place posters are then sent in to the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts state contest where she won first place in the state contest. Louisiana had two winning national posters this year with the other winner being Kaylee Roussel from Lutcher Louisiana. This is the first time Louisiana has ever had two winners in the national competition and only the fourth time they have placed in the annual national competition.

The NACD Annual Poster Contest is open to all students in grades K-12 in Concordia and Tensas Parishes. Students are encouraged to do most of the artwork themselves but the younger students are allowed to receive help from parents/teachers with their posters. Cummings received help from her father in creating her poster. The theme for the poster contest was Conservation’s Power. Cummings winning poster along with all the national winners can be seen at www.nacdnet.org/education/contests/poster/2007/.

Cummings will receive a U.S. Savings Bond for winning the contest and she will be honored at the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts Area II meeting on April 24 in Winnsboro, La.

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