Two Charlotte Students Named Winners in North Carolina Zoo Poster Contest

Last fall, the zoo offered interested kindergarten to 12th-grade students an opportunity to take part in a poster contest to raise awareness of endangered species.
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Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Zoo
Among the prizes the winners received were a one-year family membership on behalf of the NC Zoo Society, a piece of art from the zoo’s resident animal ambassadors and a gift bag.

Two Charlotte students are winners in a statewide poster contest for the North Carolina Zoo. Daniel Kim entered the K-2 division and won for his poster entitled “Blue Whale,” and Jeffrey Shao won for his “Whooping Crane” entry in the grades 9-12 division. A complete list of all winners is below.

Last fall, the North Carolina Zoo offered interested kindergarten to 12th-grade students an opportunity to take part in a poster contest to raise awareness of endangered species.

Eighty-five students participated among four age divisions: kindergarten through second grades; third through fifth grades; sixth through eighth grades; and ninth through 12th grades.

Five finalists from each division were determined by zoo staff members, and the winners then were chosen by select zoo and Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau staff members. They are:

Division      Winner                     City                          Entry Name

K-2                 Daniel Kim                Charlotte                  Blue Whale

3-5                  Zaina Taha               Chapel Hill               Javan Rhinoceros

6-8                  Brooke Riggs            Salisbury                 Galapagos Fur Seal

9-12               Jeffrey Shao              Charlotte                   Whooping Crane

“We appreciate so many children throughout North Carolina being a part of this contest,” says Zoo Director Pat Simmons. “It’s a unique way to combine art, research and a desire to help our planet by raising awareness of endangered species.”

Among the prizes the winners received were a one-year family membership on behalf of the NC Zoo Society, a piece of art from the zoo’s resident animal ambassadors and a gift bag.  

The annual contest is planned again for this fall.

Source: North Carolina Zoo