Past Winners

2018 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 CFW Finalists
Congratulations to the 2018 CFW Finalists

Final Presentations were held at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 28. Thank you to all of the students who participated in this contest. A total of 80 entries were received.

The $1,000 first place prize was awarded to Annah Saladonis, Maegan Burck and Lydia Hock from Wyoming High School for their proposal entitled, “Helping Our Watershed and the Roselawn Community.”

Final Place Award Team Name(s) Proposal Name School
1st $1,000 Annah Saladonis, Maegan Burck, Lydia Hock Helping Our Watershed and the Roselawn Community Wyoming HS
2nd $900 Jenice Mario, Lauren Stevenson T-shirt Scarves for Homeless Hearts Mount Notre Dame HS
3rd $800 Lily Melink Creating a More Beautiful Tomorrow Summit Country Day School
4th $700 Paige Rieman, Aliyah Meehan Got Sole? Mount Notre Dame HS
5th $600 Bennett Heyn & Kevin Mercurio Time to Take a Shorter Shower Sycamore HS
6th $500 Luke Erny, Canton Hausfeld, Kayla Roeske Saving the World One Lightbulb at a Time Wyoming HS
7th $450 Spencer Jones, Patrick Carroll Permeable Pavers Implementation Walnut Hills HS
8th $400 Ashley Yeoman, Kassidi Puthoff Women for the Watershed Mount Notre Dame HS
9th $350 Peter Dotterweich,

Fiona Harrell-DuChaine

Environmentally Friendly Water Bottles Walnut Hills High School
10th $300 Francie Fixler, William Golden, Theo Faherty, Caleb Hall PlantATree: Help Your Community Grow Walnut Hills HS

2017 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2017 CFW Finalists
Congratulations to the 2017 CFW Finalists

Final Presentations were held at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 29. Thank you to all of the students who participated in this contest. A total of 90 entries were received.

The $1,000 first place prize was awarded to Daniel Matthew Murphy from Oak Hills High School for his proposal entitled, “Aeration Modification”.

Final Place Award Team Name(s) Proposal Name School
1st $1,000 Daniel Matthew Murphy Aeration Modification Oak Hills HS
2nd $900 Jacob Berry, Claire Erny Replacing Toxic Weed Killers Wyoming HS
3rd $800 Alexandra Meckes Battery Recycling Sycamore HS
4th $700 Sarah Walsh Bee The Change Mount Notre Dame HS
5th $600 Tori Lyon, Veronica France Turning Trash Into Treasure Mount Notre Dame HS
6th $500 Molly Mariani, Abi Barrett,

Ashley Moher

Jacob’s Big Project Wyoming HS
7th $450 Bennett Heyn, Amanda Jensen Cell Phone Recycling Sycamore HS
8th $400 Anne Smith Hydration Station Oak Hills HS
9th $350 Sydney Renick It’s Time to Compost! Wyoming HS
10th $300 Mackenzie Brown,

Paulina Prokhorova

Save The Amphibians Walnut Hills HS

 

2016 Winner Announced

Congratulations to the 2016 CFW Finalists
Congratulations to the 2016 CFW Finalists

Final Presentations at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Thank you to all of the students who participated in this contest. A total of 100 entries were received.
The $1,000 first place prize was awarded to Bennett Heyn from Sycamore High School for his proposal entitled, “Automatic Flushers: Time to Save Water.”

Final Place Award Team Name(s) Proposal Name School
1st $1,000 Bennett Heyn Automatic Flushers: Time to Save Water Sycamore HS
2nd $900 Aleeyah Nurredin A Rain Garden a Day Keeps the Dirt Away Mount Notre Dame HS
3rd $800 Nate Halstead, Jessica Wei, Dani Abramovitz Green “Gutters” Sycamore HS
4th $700 Abigail Aubrey, Taylor Schmidt, Alex Herbert Green Women Products Mount Notre Dame HS
5th $600 Molly Bonino Automatic Rainwater Terrace System Mount Notre Dame HS
6th $500 Gabriela Okhuysen, Nora Davis Improving the Mill Creek Watershed by Lawn Fertilization Education Wyoming HS
7th $450 Jared Bulla, Josh Rademacher, Logan Bush, Justin Zhou Wetland Flora Construction Summit Country Day School
8th $400 Jaye Johnson, Madeleine Johnson It Takes Children to Motivate a Village Wyoming HS
9th $350 Sam Haward Comprehensive E-Waste Management Wyoming HS
10th $300 Bridget Kallmeyer, Erin Kallmeyer, Lindsey Lawrence Sand Over Salt Oak Hills HS

2015 Winner Announced

2015 CFW Finalists
2015 CFW Finalists

Final presentations were held at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 25th.

Thank you to all of the students who participated in this contest. Over 125 entries were received.

The $1,000 first place prize was awarded to Aleeyah Nurredin from Mount Notre Dame High School for her proposal entitled, “Color Me Rain Barrel Initiative.”

Final Place Award Team Name(s) Proposal Name School
1st $1,000 Aleeyah Nurredin Color Me Rain Barrel Initiative Mount Notre Dame HS
2nd $900 Nick Chism, Nate Halstead, Asha Sethuraman Rain Garden Sycamore HS
3rd $800 Chadwick George The Water Tamer Withrow University HS
4th $700 Sophia Privitera, Maddie Gentile, Kate Stuhlfire, Sonya Sasmal A Garden for Good Mount Notre Dame
5th $600 Jenny Zhang, Adelaide Tsueda, Ellie Schwietering Creating “Greener” Lawns Summit Country Day School
6th $500 Jenn Adamec, Hannah Kast, Jory Gould Soil Moisture System Sycamore HS
7th $450 Caroline Cusick, Jess Burris, Jenny Kristof Saving the Watershed: One Sink at a Time Mount Notre Dame HS
8th $400 Zach Bullock My Rain Garden Idea!! Withrow University HS
9th $350 Madison Romano, Kelsey Donahue Watershed App Mount Notre Dame HS
10th $300 Savannah Geiger Substituting Styrofoam Plates and Cups with Paper Plates and Cups Seton HS

2014 Winners Announced:

2014 CFW Finalists
2014 CFW Finalists

Final presentations were held at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.

Thank you to all of the students who participated in this contest. Over 75 entries were received.

The $1,000 first place prize was awarded to Amy Morency, Kelsey Bushfield & Emily Baur from Mount Notre Dame High School for their proposal entitled, “Sister Dorothy Stang Watershed Project.”

Final Place Award Team Name(s) Proposal Name School
1st $1,000 Amy Morency, Kelsey Bushfield & Emily Baur Sister Dorothy Stang Watershed Project Mount Notre Dame HS
2nd $900 Nathaniel Polley & Chloe Halsted Farming For The Future Wyoming HS
3rd $800 Dontaz Hadden & DeAaron Duskin The Dusty Old Trail Withrow HS
4th $700 Jill O’Bryan & Erica How Only Rain in your Adopt-A-Drain Mount Notre Dame HS
5th $600 Benny Friedman & Isabelle Andersen Thermal Pollution – A Localized Solution Wyoming HS
6th $500 Olivia Wilmink Down Spout Garden Mount Notre Dame HS
7th $450 Tamar Merriweather Tayy’s Wetland Watershed Project Withrow HS
8th $400 Elizabeth Burke Rooftop Garden Taylor HS
9th $350 Tara Cravens & Nick Koehne Impact Your Environment Taylor HS
10th $300 Sarah Tytus & Amanda Burke Those Who Plant BeLeaf in the Future Mount Notre Dame HS

2013 Winners:

Sycamore High School

Final Presentations at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 2

Thank you to all of the students who participated in this contest. Over 50 entries were received.

The $1,000 first place prize was awarded to Emily Winchell from Sycamore High School for her proposal called, “Pioneer and Dulle Park Creek Protection”.

Final Place Award Team Name(s) Proposal Name School
1st $1,000 Emily Winchell Pioneer & Dulle Park Creek Protection Sycamore HS
2nd $900 Willie Lutz & Casey Smith Loveland Composting Program Loveland HS
3rd tie $750 Rian Boland & Bailey Venner Grease Runoff Prevention within Restaurants Mount Notre Dame HS
3rd tie $750 Elisabeth Schnnicke & Kelsey Green Washing at the Carwash Mount Notre Dame HS
5th $600 Michelle Strizak, Courtney Kinman & Lindsay Darkins Utilizing Rain Barrels for Landscaping Mount Notre Dame HS
6th $500 Elizabeth Guye,
Maria Rojas & Clare Lees
Keep Your Pills from Polluting Mount Notre Dame HS
7th $450 Julia Love, Thomas Fagin, Janae McClair &
John Brewer
Changing the Community Behaviors and Attitudes by Raising Awareness and Education. Arlington Heights Academy
8th $400 Alexander Nocks Halt the Aquatic Invasion:
Slow Zebra Mussel Infiltration!
Wyoming HS
9th $350 Malorie Mullinger, Katie Hendy, Stephanie Hanson & Colleen Eck Rain Garden Runoff Prevention Program Mount Notre Dame HS
10th $300 Maddie Peters &
Caitlin Williams
One Rain Garden at a Time Mount Notre Dame HS

Students won cash for themselves and a matching cash prize for their school.

For More information, please contact Local Program Coordinator, Gwen Z. Roth,
Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District.
gwen.roth@hamilton-co.org or 513.772.7645 x13

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