The art of two Sandusky Middle School students will adorn the halls of the new James River Ecology School at Presquile National Wildlife Refuge in Hopewell, Virginia. Rebekah Chun and Emily Adams placed second and third, respectively, in a recent poster contest held by the James River Association. The contest was open to middle schools in the city of Richmond, city of Lynchburg, Henrico, Chesterfield counties that are situated within five miles of the James River. These two students were picked from more than one hundred entries. They were required to draw posters illustrating the theme “What a Healthy River Means to Me.” Chun will receive $75 for her second place win and Emily Adams will be awarded $50. Their science teacher, Ms. Erin Davis, will receive $125 to use toward school supplies.
The James River Association is a membership based non-profit river conservation organization headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Its mission is to be the guardian of the James River, to provide a voice for the river and to take action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources.