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Junior Duck Stamp Program

Utah's Jr. Duck Stamp Program
2017 JDS BOS Sabrina Allen

2017 Utah Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest results are in!   Thank you all for your submissions.

This program give students the opportunity to explore Wildlife and Habitat by entering the 2017 Junior Duck Stamp Contest! This contest allows K-12 students to learn about habitat conservation through science, math, technology, and the arts to create an original drawing or painting of waterfowl as their "visual term paper."

Each state holds an annual contest with winners selected in four age groups. The "Best of Show" winner from each state competes at the national level for scholarships. The winning artwork becomes the following year's Junior Duck Stamp. A curriculum is available to help students explore wildlife and conservation. These guides can be used in many different settings including home schools and non-formal educational sites. 

For a full brochure, contest rules and entry information check out the JDS website.  Utah Deadline March 15th

http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck

2017 Utah Junior Duck Stamp Winner Announced at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge 

The 2017 Utah Best of Show goes to Sabrina Allen, age 17, a depiction of Buffleheads titled, "With Mother Beside Them". The artwork, created in a media of acrylic to the winning position Wednesday, March 29.   A big CONGRATULATIONS to Sabria for her beautifully expressed waterfowl art!!  Sabrina's artwork now goes to the National Contest, to be held in April 2017.


Congradulations 2017 Junior Duck Stamp Winners!!!!!!!
  An award ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13th at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, 2155 West Forest Street, Brigham City, Utah 84302. All are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and the awards ceremony will be held from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Please contact me to RSVP, 435-734-6426 if you plan to attend.
2017 Best of Show: Sabrina Allen, Grantsville, Utah
 
Group 1: K – 3rd grade 
 
1st Place
Claire Lytle, Individual/ Private Teacher
Shannon Delilah, Shakespeare Academy of Art
Sadie Hedquist, Laurel Bitton Art Studio

2nd Place 
Finlee Holmes, River Heights Elementary School
Lily Clark, Laurel Bitton Art Studio
Jamie Fowlkes, Bloomington Hills Elementary

3rd Place
Aspyn Corina, Individual/ Home School
Conrad Reichert, Individual/ Home School
Heather Cantwell, River Heights Elementary School
 
Group 2: 4th – 6th grade

1st Place 

Hillie Wybrow, Fox Hollow Elementary
Kayson Reeder, River Heights Elementary School
Sienna Scholes, Centennial Elementary School

2nd Place 
Julia Neuteboom, Laurel Bitton Art Studio
Kyler Jenkins, Heritage Home School Coop
Milhaylee Peterson, Fox Hollow Elementary

3rd Place
Allison George, Bloomington Hills Elementary
Jane Crawford, Laurel Bitton Art Studio
Kynlee Hanke, Neola Elementary
 
Group 3: 7th – 9th grade

1st Place
Ashylynn Pearson, Hawthron Academy
Rachel Jenson, Clayton Middle School
Sophie Hedquist, Laurel Bitton Art Studio

2nd Place
Avery Soto, Bloomington Hills Elementary
Malissa Lytle, American Heritage
Nick Fiame, Pineview Middle School

3rd Place
Alysha Allgood, Central Davis Jr. High
Angela Chang, Central Davis Jr. High
Jocelynn, Central Davis Jr. High
 
Group 4: 10th – 12th grade
 
1st Place
Christopher Woodward, Cottonwood
Ryan Simmons, Cottonwood
Sabrina Allen, Individual/ Grantsville 

 

2nd Place
Brett Hilton, Olympus High School
Elizabeth Holmes, Olympus High School
Sierra Haran, Kearns High School

3rd Place
Madison Wilker, Olympus High School
Peter O’Brian, Olympus High School
Shannon Hendrix, Olympus High School

 

 
2017 Honorable Mentions: 
 
Bloomington Hills Elementary       Wells Robertson
Bloomington Hills Elementary         Kalei Tea
Bloomington Hills Elementary         Jackson Meyer
Bloomington Hills Elementary         KylaMontoya
Bloomington Hills Elementary         Tanner Bean
Bloomington Hills Elementary         Hailey Brown
Bloomington Hills Elementary         Cailin Schirm
Bruin Point Elementary School        Dominick Huitt
Bruin Point Elementary School        Logan McCarty
Bruin Point Elementary School        Telyssa Leavitt
Centennial Elementary School         Mason Murray
Centennial Elementary School         Sara Baird
Central Davis Jr. High                   Shae Bunker
Central Davis Jr. High                   Ranell Anderson
Central Davis Jr. High                   Maddie Henderson
Central Davis Jr. High                   Spencer Stringham
Central Davis Jr. High                   Emily Williams
Central Davis Jr. High                   Jazzmine Baum
Central Davis Jr. High                   Connor Marshall
Clayton Middle School                 Dylan Hall
Fox Hollow Elementary                Ava Serre
Fox Hollow Elementary                Presley Evans
Fox Hollow Elementary                Ryan Linn
Fox Hollow Elementary                Charlie Doutt
Fox Hollow Elementary                Nixon Wybrow
Fox Hollow Elementary                Cameron Wilson
Fox Hollow Elementary                Shaylee Smith
Fox Hollow Elementary                Kirsten Bishop
Fox Hollow Elementary                Katelynn Thorpe
Fox Hollow Elementary               Karson Handy
Hawthorn Academy                Michelle Phan
Hawthorn Academy                Mia Penrose
Individual                                Alexis Frost
Individual, Home School        Nolan Schroeder
Individual/ Home School        Eliza Frodsham
Individual/ Home School        Ehren Reichert
Individual/ Home School        Cassie Frodsham
Juab Junior High School        Rebekah Parsons
Kearns High                        Rylee Taylor
Kearns High                        Israel Namoc
Kearns High                        Angel Perez
Kearns High                        OdessaCesspoochi
Laurel Bitton Art Studio                 Tayli Roberts
Laurel Bitton Art Studio                 Dell Allred
Neola Elementary                 Elise Quick
Neola Elementary                 Kendelyn Drake
Olympus HS                         Eliza Anderson
Olympus HS                         Oskow Eastlyn
Olympus HS                         Natalie Thompson
Olympus HS                         Anqi Yang
Olympus HS                         Connor Crandall
Olympus HS                         Colby Lee
Olympus HS                         Jose Cárdenay
Olympus HS                         Isabelle Broome
Olympus HS                         Isabel Mohson
Olympus HS                         Jiyi Jung
Pineview Middle School                 Jacob Mizukawa
Pineview Middle School                 Nelson Cody
Pineview Middle School                 Kinlie VonCannon
Pineview Middle School                Julia Duckworth
River Heights Elementary School    Rishi Bhattacharyya 
River Heights Elementary School    Kaylinn Gallup
River Heights Elementary School    Clara Hawley
River Heights Elementary School    Madison Fujimoto
 

 

 

 Kathi Stopher, Visitor Services Manger here at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, is the former Utah state coordinator for the JDS program. The past few years of contests have had one individual do a lot of the paperwork, filing, organization of art, judging of art and much more to make this contest possible. Andrea Johnson, Park Ranger is now the new Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator.  Feel free to call or email her with any questions at 435.734.6426 or Andrea_Johnson@fws.gov. If she can not be reached please call our Visitor Center and they will be happy to direct your call, 435-723-5887. Kathi Stopher will also gladly continue to help.

To learn more about the program: 
www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program.php 
 
 

 

Facts About Junior Duck Stamp Program

More than 27,000 students enter state JDS art contests each year . . . and we can see why.  What could be more fun than learning about waterfowl and getting to draw, color or paint them!

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program (JDS) is a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation for students in kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum, with participants completing a JDS design as their visual “term papers."

 

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2017
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