Three local students created conservation posters based on the theme, "Conservation Habits equal Healthy Habitats" and the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) judged their posters to be the best in Pennsylvania in their grade category.

Winners were Austin Miller of Summit Hill, in the grade two and three category; Emma Sawyer of Lehighton, in the fourth to sixth grade category; and Jenette Stadnik of Weatherly, in the grade 10th to 12th grade category. Their posters were sent to the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) for judging at the national level.

The annual NACD poster contest, open to students in grades K to 12, offers young people an opportunity to express their views on natural resource issues through the medium of art. The contest accepts posters judged to be the best in each state across the nation and submissions are judged in five age categories according to the conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality and universal appeal in relation in grade level.

PACD, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization representing Pennsylvania's 66 conservation districts. For more information, visit www.pacd.org [1].