The National Garden Clubs (NGC) and their affiliate organizations offer various educational contests for children at the pre-school, elementary, middle and high school levels. Winners of the local Bar Harbor Garden Club (BHGC) competitions went on to compete within the Garden Club Federation of Maine (GCFM), and the New England Region (NER).
Two of these children continued on to compete for the national awards: Azaria Long received a NGC Certificate of Commendation for her sculpture entry, and Elizabeth Ward was the First Place NGC winner for her poetry entry. Congratulations to all of our Youth Award Winners!
Youth Sculpture —Azaria Long, a student at Mount Desert Elementary School, won the sixth-grade GCFM contest and received a Certificate of Commendation from the NGC. BHGC Honorable Mention Awards went to Grace Munger, Henning Reinholdt and Lexi Simard.
Poetry — Tess Graves won the eighth-grade First Place GCFM award. Clare McIntyre, who lives in New Hampshire, won the fifth-grade BHGC contest. Elizabeth Ward, who lives in Illinois, won the BHGC, GCFM, NER, and NGC third-grade First Place awards.
The Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster contest was won by Lulu Damon-Dong, a third grader at Mount Desert Elementary School, and Darrin A. Stavnesli Jr., a fifth grader at Connors-Emerson School.