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CARROLL COUNTY, IA (2011-06-21)
A Carroll county 5th grader wins the 2011 Missouri Arbor Day poster contest.
Leah Pieper of Norborne was selected by foresters and members of the Missouri community forestry council. This years contest was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Community Forestry Council, and Forest Relief of Missouri. These organizations asked students throughout the state to create a poster reflecting the theme "Trees Are Terrific, and Energy Wise!". About 800 5th-graders from Missouri schools participated in the contest. Pieper received a $100 savings bond and a commemorative tree planted at her school.
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