PURCELLVILLE, VA, October 30, 2019—The Town of Purcellville’s Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee and the Purcellville Arts Council are pleased to announce the Wonder of Trees Poster Contest for students. The goals are to engage students in learning about the benefits of planting trees and to help increase awareness within the community by featuring the winning posters at Town Hall. Submissions for the contest are to show how planting trees helps the environment, which may include: cleaning the air, trapping carbon, cleaning water, providing food and shelter for wildlife, or helping people (food, resources, shade, health benefits).
The Wonder of Trees Poster Contest is open to any current student in the Purcellville area, including students at all schools that feed into Woodgrove High School and Loudoun Valley High School (Culbert Elementary, Emerick Elementary, Hamilton Elementary, Hillsboro Charter Academy, Lovettsville Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Round Hill Elementary, Waterford Elementary, Blue Ridge Middle, Harmony Middle, Woodgrove High School, Loudoun Valley High School) as well as homeschooled children. There will be a total of nine winners—three winners each from elementary, middle, and high school levels. Winning submissions will be featured in Town Hall in for the month of April 2020 for Arbor Day. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 31, 2020. The rules and application are available on the Town of Purcellville’s website at this link: https://purcellvilleva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9025/Wonder-of-Trees-Post-Contest-2019-2020.