Conservation Speaking Contest

Department of Land Management Conservation Awareness Speaking Contest  

2023 Trempealeau County Youth Conservation Awareness Speaking Contest

The contest was held January 5, 2023 at the Trempealeau County Courthouse. There are three divisions of speaking contest which include elementary (grade 5-6), junior (grade 7-8) and senior (grade 9-12). The speeches can be written on any conservation topic of the students’ choice. Topics should address any environmental issues with emphasis placed on the subject as it relates to your locality or to the state of Wisconsin.

This year we had 5 speakers in the elementary division and 1 speaker in the senior division. The first place winner will move on to the regional competition.

Elementary Division
1st: Katie Butman – “Erosion Got Big”
2nd: Delilah Solberg – “Migratory Birds: The Ball is in Our Court”
3rd: Ellie Thompson – “Wisconsin Lakes and Climate Change: A Steamy Relationship”
4th: Payten Wagner – “Water Pollution”               
5th: Annalynn Busse – “Invasive Plant Species”

Junior Division:

Senior Division:
1st: Charlie Thompson – “Runoff’s Impact on Soil Health & Agricultural Productivity”

All Contestants
Pictured Left to Right: Ellie Thompson, Delilah Solberg, Katie Butman, Annalynn Busse, Payten Wagner, Charlie Thompson

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