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Local Santa Gertrudis Middle School Student Places in National Poster Contest

TEMPLE—National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), in partnership with the NACD Auxiliary, recently announced the winners of the 2021 Poster Contest during the 76th NACD Annual Meeting held in Orlando.

Cadence De La Rosa of Riviera won the 2021 Texas Conservation Awards Program Poster Contest put on by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts (ATSWCD) qualifying him for the NACD Poster Contest. Each year the TSSWCB and the ATSWCD recognize and honor individuals that dedicate themselves to the conservation and management of renewable natural resources.

De La Rosa representing Texas and the Kleberg-Kenedy Soil and Water Conservation District, competed against 21 other students to place 3rd in the 4th-6th grade division of the NACD poster contest. The poster contest celebrated the 2021 NACD Stewardship theme, “Healthy Forest, Healthy Life."

Twelve-year-old Cadence is the son of Gumecindo and Melissa De La Rosa, and the brother of Chloe. He is currently a 7th grader at Santa Gertrudis Middle School. Cadence enjoys spending time with his family and going on vacation. His hobbies include drawing, painting, reading and wood working.

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"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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