Duck stamp contest winners namedMark Staples of Harwood, N.D., won the 2012 Best of Show with his canvasback duck in the North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest, sponsored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Mark Staples of Harwood, N.D., won the 2012 Best of Show with his canvasback duck in the North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest, sponsored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Logan Lamoureux, a 12-year-old from Westhope, received Best of Show Runner-Up honors.
The North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Banquet and Awards Ceremony was held for all first-, second- and third-place winners at the Ramkota Inn in Bismarck on May 5. Winning students received ribbons and prizes donated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited and wildlife clubs from throughout North Dakota. The winning artwork will be exhibited throughout the state at national wildlife refuge events, zoos, shopping malls, Fargo Scheels and other locations throughout the year.
Area first-, second- and third-place winners in the four age groups are:
First Place - Group 3 (Grade 7-9)
Jazzlyn Statema, Valley City
Second Place - Group 3 (Grade 7-9)
Alexa McCulloch, Valley City
Second Place - Group 4 (Grade 10-12)
Tera Laney-Uecker, Valley City
Third Place - Group 2 (Grade 4-6)
Addie Urness, Carrington
Third Place - Group 3 (Grade 7-9)
Arelle Krueger, Valley City
Third Place - Group 4 (Grade 10-12)
Taylor Storhoff, Nome
Group 1 (K-Grade 3)
Hailey Schaefer, Valley City
Skylar Mullikin, Carrington
Kade Christianson, Spiritwood
Hailey Schaefer, Ashley McFadgen, Rachel Sand, Britta Roehrich and Saniyah Montalro, all Valley City
Group 2 (Grades 4-6)
Natasha Vrba, Sanborn
Group 3 (Grades 7-9)
Benjamin Kietzman and Timothy Kietzman, both, Edgeley
Madison Capman, Nome
Marielle Villarin, Valley City
Group 4 (Grades 10-12)
Derek Reimers, Destiny Winkler, Valley City
Dylan Rafferty, Emmarie Komrosky, JoLynn Gregoryk, Kristen Didier, Jasmine Stevens, Shaina Podvin, Lilly Stark and Taylor Keys, all Valley City