The Trempealeau County Department of Land Management
held the Conservation Awareness Speaking Contest on January 11, 2022 at the Courthouse, in Whitehall, WI. The Speaking Contest was sponsored by the Trempealeau County Environment and Land Use Committee. There are three age categories for the speaking contest, Elementary (Grades 5-6), Junior (Grades 7-9), and Senior (Grades 10-12). Three speech was entered in the Elementary Division this year by Elizabeth Erickson, Noahn Miralles, and Kaleb Johnson from Ettrick Elementary School. The Conservation Awareness Speaking Contest aims to promote the conservation of natural resources and the protection or enhancement of environmental quality. Emphasis is placed on the subject as it relates to Trempealeau County and Wisconsin. The speech has to be between 3-5 minutes in length for the Elementary Division. The speeches were judged on content, delivery and style.
Serving as judges were: George Brandt, Trempealeau County Environment and Land Use Committee Chair, Greta Monson, MS/HS Agricultural Educator Blair-Taylor, and Virg Gamroth, Trempealeau County Department of Land Management Service Specialist.
The first place Elementary Division speaker will move on to the Western Area Speaking Contest to be held virtually.
The following is a list of the 2022 Winners:
1st Place: Kaleb Johnson "Wisconsin Walleyes Hit a Wall"
2nd Place: Elizabeth Erickson “Where Wood We Be Without Trees?”
3rd Place: Noahn Miralles “A World Without Bees Would Really Sting”
(From Left to Right: George Brandt (Judge), Greta Monson (Judge), Kaleb Johnson (Participant, 1st Place), Elizabeth Erickson (Participant, 2nd Place), Noahn Miralles (Participant, 3rd Place), Virg Gamroth (Judge)