Freshmen Perspectives on Protecting Our Watersheds

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:01pm

WCHS Freshmen Contest Winners

Front Row: Lyn Crighton (Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation), Beth Morgan, Katie Newland, Karissa Meyers, Kaylee Burris, Jubilee Stichter, Darci Zolman (Kosciusko SWCD)        
Back Row: Matt Kolbe, Ashlee Nava, Jose Olivarez, Korah Gillard 

All Warsaw Community High School freshmen who participated in the Water Drop river rafting experience on Grassy Creek and Lake Tippecanoe in August participated in a writing contest to share what they learned on their field trip.  Their directive was:  “Using the facts you have learned about the threats and dangers to our watershed, create a document to share your knowledge with others.  Let people know what the dangers are and what we all can do to help protect our watershed and our water resources.  Think creatively about solutions to create an interesting vibrant document!”

Cash awards were presented to the top entries in three categories of flyer, brochure, and essay. The contest is sponsored by the Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation through the Mary Price Education Fund, and it is supported by the efforts of the Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Warsaw Community High School English Department.

“The entries were really fun to read. The students did a great job researching threats to water quality and the health of our lakes and streams. They provided accurate and manageable solutions to protect and improve water quality. Many of the essays included poems or songs. I was impressed with their creativity,” said Lyn Crighton, Executive Director of the Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation.  Congratulations to all the winners!

Check out all winning essay, brochure, and flyer entries below. Look for the PDF files. Be sure to read the first place essay “The Ripple Effect” by freshman Karissa Meyers.