Carter Rosse, a fifth-grade student at Frontier Elementary School in Sioux Falls, is the winner of the 2022 South Dakota Arbor Day Poster Contest. Rosse’s poster was chosen from 349 entries fifth graders across the state.
Rosse’s first-place poster was selected for its take on the contest theme “Trees are great…in all shapes and sizes!” Rosse will receive a cash prize of $125 and a certificate of achievement, and her poster will appear on the promotional flyer for the divisional poster contest.
Rosse’s teacher, Carley Shockman, will receive $175 to purchase school supplies.
Autumn Terwilliger of Howard Elementary School in Winfred was selected as the runner-up winner. Terwilliger receives a cash prize of $100 and a certificate of achievement.
Third place winner Mya Erickson of Robert Frost Elementary School in Sioux Falls will receive a certificate and $75 cash prize.
Posters from the top twelve artists will also be featured in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest calendar.
The annual Arbor Day Poster Contest is designed to help promote the importance of Arbor Day and tree planting and is open to all fifth graders in South Dakota . The Resource Conservation and Forestry Division of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Society of American Foresters of South Dakota, Aspen Arboriculture Solutions, LLC, and the chapter of the International Society of Dakota Arboriculture sponsor the state competition.