Delaware Department of

Arbor Day Poster Contest

Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners

Alyssa Deluca-Brandywine Springs

Poster Contest Winner

Grade 5 student Alyssa DeLuca of Brandywine Springs Elementary is the state winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest.

This year’s contest attracted entries from 44 schools and 73 classrooms, with a total of 2,748 students participating. This year’s theme was “Trees Are Terrific…in Many Wonderful Ways!” Posters were judged on originality, use of theme, neatness, and artistic expression. Each winner receives a gift card, a tree-themed book, and a tree planting at their school.  Twelve winners were selected from each county in four grade categories: kindergarten, grade 1 and 2, grade 3 and 4, and grade 5.

The complete gallery of winners is shown below (click the image to view a full-resolution image of the artwork)

The poster contest is designed to increase student knowledge about forests and forest resources. For teachers, the poster contest can be an ideal way for students to learn more about the role of trees in our communities and their direct impact on Delawareans’ health and well-being. The schoolyard is also perfect setting to incorporate the role of trees into your everyday curriculum. Trees not only provide beauty, shade, and habitat and food for wildlife, they also improve air quality, muffle noise, moderate air temperatures, filter runoff into streams and rivers, and reduce energy consumption.

County Winners

New Castle County

Lyla Jones-Brandywine SpringsKindergarten
Lyla Jones
Brandywine Springs Elementary

Lilly Townsend, St. Anne’s Grade 1 and 2
Lilly Townsend
St. Anne’s Episcopal School

Shannon Last-HeritageGrade 3 and 4
Shannon Last
Heritage Elementary

Alyssa Deluca-Brandywine Springs

Grade 5
Alyssa DeLuca
Brandywine Springs Elementary


Kent County

Sara Carney, Clayton

Sara Carney
Clayton Elementary

Eliana Oberdick, WB Simpson Grade 1 and 2
Eliana Oberdick
W.B. Simpson Elementary

Katelyn Bredesen-Allen Frear

Grade 3 and 4
Katelyn Bredesen
Allen Frear Elementary

Ziad Rasamny-Allen Frear

Grade 5
Ziad Rasamny
Allen Frear Elementary

Sussex County

Miranda Garcia-RehobothKindergarten
Leah Neall
H.O. Brittingham Elementary

Tiffany Tran-ShieldsGrade 1 and 2
Tiffany Tran
Richard A. Shields Elementary

Meadow Warren-SDSA

Grade 3 and 4
Meadow Warren
So. Delaware School of the Arts

Miranda Garcia-Rehoboth

Grade 5
Miranda Garcia
Rehoboth Elementary

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