Poster winners receive prizes at HES

From left: Gracelyn Just, Quinlyn Funk and June Schmidt pose with their winning posters and prizes in front of their grade at Hillsboro Elementary School. The fifth graders there participated in an Arbor Day contest. Just and Funk each won for their classrooms and Schmidt won for the entire grade. Schmidt’s piece will move on to the district competition. All three won plants provided by Serenity Gardens of Hillsboro.

Serenity Gardens owner Jana Dalke explains why trees are important to the fifth graders at Hillsboro Elementary School.