Annual Education Contests

Every year we have a different theme for our contests. 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades have the Poster Contests. 6th Grade is an Essay Contest. 7th, 8th and 9th - 12th Grades are Public Speaking Contests. Check out some of our past contest winners. Please view our Education Opportunity page for current contest information and themes.

Contest Winners

2023 "Water the Cycle of Life" Contests - County Winners

  • 3rd Grade Poster Contest Winner: Joanna Beltran - County Winner (Teacher: Shannell Caulder; School: Union Elementary School). Joanna was also the Area winner and came in 2nd place at the State ContestUnion-3rd Grade 2 - Copy
  • 4th Grade Poster Contest Winner: Bryant Babson - County Winner (Teacher: Kristen Hill; School: Union Elementary School).Union-4th Grade 2 (2)
  • 5th Grade Poster Contest Winner: Jaylene Mata - County Winner (Teacher: Nancy Miller; School: Bolivia Elementary School)bolivia-5th Grade - Copy

6th Grade Essay Contest

Piper Gould

Teacher - Joey Bullock

Shallotte Middle School

6th Grade- Piper Gould-Shallotte Middle

7th Grade Public Speaking

Phoebe Cumbee

Teacher - Chad Saunders

Shallotte Middle School

7th Grade - Phoebe Cumbee - Shallotte MiddlePhoebe CumbeePhoebe Cumbee 7

Phoebe ALSO came in 1st place at the Area Competition and 1st place at the State Competition!

8th Grade Public Speaking

Lexi Gillam

Teacher - Muriel Watson

South Brunswick Middle SchoolSBMS-8th Grade Lexi Gillam 2 - Copy


9th - 12th Grade Public Speaking

Hannah Cumbee

Teacher - MaryAnne Gore

West Brunswick High School Hannah Cumbee

Congratulations to all the school winners and to all participants of the contests. Everyone did an outstanding job this year. Their concern of our natural resources is a true inspiration!