Delaware Junior Duck Stamp Winners Announced

Mar 27, 2013 -- 2:49pm

This year’s winners of the 2013 Delaware Junior Duck Stamp Contest are on display through Saturday at the Visitors Center at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.  Best of Show goes to 12 year old Elizabeth VanderLaan of Greenville with her first entry “Cruising Downstream” – a watercolor of a harlequin duck.  Her entry was also the winner for grades 7 through 9.  “Cruising Downstream” will now be judged along with other state winners on April 19 in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design contest. 

Runners-up for Best of Show were:

  • Second runner-up: Alicia Hale, age 16, Bridgeville, “Sunset Melody”
  • Third runner-up: Sarah Ding, age 9, Newark, “The Swimming Snow Geese”


First place winners are:

  • Grades K-3: Samuel Winston, age 6, Milford, “Mallard”
  • Grades 4-6: Sarah Ding, age 9, Newark, “The Swimming Snow Goose”
  • Grades 7-9: Elizabeth Vander Laan, age 12, Greenville, “Swimming Downstream”
  • Grades 10-12: Alicia Hale, age 16, Bridgeville, “Sunset Melody”


Second place winners are:

  • Grades 4-6: Kayla Booros, age 12, Bridgeville
  • Grades 7-9: Rachael Winston, age 14, Milford
  • Grades 10-12: Josiah Winston, age 16, Milford


Third place winners are:

  • Grades 4-6: Tony Monaco, age 12, Seaford
  • Grades 7-9: Hannah Doyle, age 14, Seaford


Honorable mentions are:

  • Grades 4-6: Dorothy McCormick, age 9, Millsboro; Mercy Winston, age 9, Milford; Mckenna Breeding, age 10, Felton; Grace Winston, age 11, Milford; Marley Fishburn, age 11
  • Grades 7-9: Daniel Winston, age 13, Milford

 
Conservation message winners are:

  • First Place: Hanna Doyle, age 14, Seaford – “It is important to conserve today to ensure that wildlife will have a home tomorrow.”
  • Second Place: Kayla Booros, age 12, Bridgeville – “Protect and preserve our wetlands so that wildlife can have a place to call home.”
  • Third Place: Josiah Winston, age 16, Milford – “Let us safeguard our wetlands and wildlife habitats, so as to safeguard our country’s beauty!”


Honorable Mentions:

  • Samuel Winston, age 6, Milford – “Keep the ducks home clean and safe!”
  • Elizabeth Yocher, age 9, Dover – “Wetlands provide clean water for many animals.”
  • Sarah Ding, age 9, Newark – “Protect our wetlands to insure strong ecosystems.”
  • Dorothy McCormick, age 9, Millsboro – “The paddle of webbed feet, recycling a can, will make a difference in God’s wildlife plan.”
  • Mercy Winston, age 9, Milford – “Keep our waters clean!”
  • Mckenna Breeding, age 10, Felton – “In order for wildlife to survive, and focus to have clean water, we have to take good care of our wetlands.”
  • Marley Fishburn, age 11, Seaford – “I live on the water and can’t imagine life without ducks, geese, and herons!”
  • Grace Winston, age 11, Milford – “Protect, preserve and keep habitats safe!”
  • Tony Monaco, age 12, Seaford – “Protecting our wildlife and their habitats will help to keep them alive for years to come.”
  • Elizabeth Vander Laan, age 12, Greenville – “Keep wetland water clean so ducks can swim.”
  • Daniel Winston, age 13, Milford – “Don’t let the duck sit in the muck!”
  • Rachel Winston, age 14, Milford – “Keep duck habitats clean, and they will be able to soar to new heights.”
  • Alicia Hale, age 16, Bridgeville – “Conservation: Fighting for a brighter future.”

 

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