Yankton fifth-grade student Sienna Vera Weiman is the winner of the 2020 South Dakota Arbor Day Poster Contest. Sienna’s poster was chosen out of 567 entries from fifth graders all over the state.

Weiman is a student at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Yankton. Her poster was selected for its interpretation of the contest theme "Trees Are Terrific…In Cities and Towns!.” Weiman will receive a $125 cash prize and a certificate of achievement, and her poster will be featured on the division’s poster contest promotional flyer. Weiman’s teacher, Barb Geigle, will receive $175 for the purchase of educational supplies.

The second place goes to Abigail Ingham of Madison Elementary School in Madison. She receives a $100 cash prize and a certificate of achievement. The third-place winner, Joclyn Vargason of Edmunds Central School in Roscoe, will receive a certificate and a $75 cash prize.

The annual Arbor Day Poster Contest is designed to help promote the importance of Arbor Day and tree planting and is open to all South Dakota fifth graders. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the poster contest provided children the opportunity to stay busy and learn about the importance of trees in their communities.

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