Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 25, 2013

Two local students win TACD Poster Contest


CROSSVILLE — Two Cumberland County students were top winners of the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts State Poster Contest. Holley Shaw won first place in the fourth through sixth grade category and Callie Piper placed first in the seventh through ninth grade category.

The Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD) hosted a countywide contest and all local first place winners were entered in the TACD State Contest. The theme for the contest was “Soil to Spoon,” which encouraged citizens, schools and communities to think about where our food comes from and how important soil is to food production.

Soil contains food, water and air that are needed by plants to grow. The healthier the soil, the more nutrients a plant can soak up. So the healthier the plant, the better it is for humans and animals to eat. Therefore the quality of the soil ultimately affects the health of people and animals. Through this contest, students expressed their ideas about the importance of soil and where their food comes from through their art.

Both Holley and Callie, along with their parents, attended the TACD Annual Convention in Gatlinburg, Tennessee where they were presented with their awards at the Annual Awards Breakfast.

All programs and services of the Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD) are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.