DHS student wins top Junior Duck Stamp award | RecordCourier.com

DHS student wins top Junior Duck Stamp award

Staff reports

Jayson Sheetz of Douglas High School created the 1998 Nevada Best of Show Duck Stamp in the 1998 Nevada Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest. His entry of a hen mallard taking flight will continue on to the national Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest judging held in Washington, D.C., in June.

One hundred and ten of Nevada’s student artists have been awarded ribbons and other prizes in recognition of their efforts. Thirty-four teachers submitted entries from 282 of their students from 30 schools throughout Nevada for this years’ contest.

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest is open to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade, who submit original artwork depicting North American ducks, geese or swans in their natural habitat. Patterned after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s highly successful Federal Duck Stamp program, the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation Program is designed to increase awareness among our nation’s youth of the need to conserve North America’s wetlands and waterfowl through an educational curriculum, which incorporates art and wildlife management principles. The design selected as the national winner will be made into the following year’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp.

Douglas County winners were:

n from Douglas High School, first place, Jim Belosic and Kim McGoldrick; second place, Tricia Bower and Tom Peszt; honorable mention, Colin Chaney, Mickey DeMartini, Brandon McDonald, Joanne Paroz, Alicia Phillips, Dan Rahme, Jeff Rahme and Rebecca Zimmerman.

n from Carson Valley Middle School, first place, Jennifer Kirkland, Jen Saunders and Anthony Sullivan; second place, John Baughn and Bonnie Lee; third place, Steve Castro, Brian Grecian and Wil Orrock; honorable mention, Kelly Henderson, John Hillenbrand, Damasa Leonis, Jennifer Reagan and Shane Sawdon.

n from Minden Elementary School, first place, Katie Pagen; honorable mention, Laura Long and Bonnie O’Brien.

n from Gardnerville Elementary School, first place, Jake Peterson.

n from Pinon Hills Elementary School, first place, Heather Lathrop; second place, Jesse See; honorable mention, Michelle Burt and Kayla Kamholz.

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