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Posted on: April 15, 2017

Earth Week Coloring Contest Winners Announced

Every year for Earth Week the City of Montrose presents a theme and encourages citizens of all ages to join in the festivities and engage in protecting and preserving the natural environment that makes Montrose unique. The fifth annual Montrose Earth Week looks to one of America’s most treasured folk songs, “This Land Is Your Land,” for inspiration.

An Earth Week themed kids’ coloring contest was sponsored by the city and the Montrose Daily Press and in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Shavano Conservation District. Winners for per grade level (preschool-5th grade) received $25 in Montrose Bucks, presented by Mayor Judy Ann Files:

Pre-K:Ember Mills (3 years)

Kinder:Laila Hardwick, Olathe Elementary

1st Grade:Sinthia Fuentes, Northside Elementary

2nd Grade:Marcella Mendoza, Colorado West Christian School

3rd Grade:Mason Hall, Pope John Paul 2 Academy

4th Grade:Szonja Kollar, Northside Elementary

5th Grade:Samantha Hoyt, Olathe Elementary

Winning images may be seen in City Hall (433 S First St) and online at Local K-5 winning submissions represented Montrose in the 12th Annual NRCS State Coloring Contest.

For more on Earth Week, visit International Earth Day is April 22. For more information about International Earth Day, visit

PHOTO (courtesy):

Mayor Judy Ann Files, right, presents the 2017 Earth Week Coloring Contest winners, who were each awarded $25 in Montrose Bucks. Fr0m left to right: PreK - Ember Mills (3 years); Kindergarten - Laila Hardwick (Olathe Elementary); 1st Grade - Sinthia Fuentes (Northside Elementary); 2nd Grade - Marcella Mendoza (Colorado West Christian School); 3rd Grade - Mason Hall (Pope John Paul 2 Academy); 4th Grade - Szonja Kollar (Northside Elementary). Unable to attend the presentation: 5th Grade - Samantha Hoyt (Olathe Elementary).

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