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Three Gibraltar Students Win Conservation Poster Contest

Posted on Feb 17, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in In the News

Published by By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse – February 15th, 2023

Three Gibraltar Students Win Conservation Poster Contest

Three Gibraltar art students won the Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest at the county level: Elayna Hatch for grades 2-3, Elizabeth Bautista for grades 7-9 and Bethanie Stackhouse for grades 10-12. Bautista’s poster, which placed first, will be entered in the state competition in March. See the winning posters at

In addition, ninth-graders Bautista and Abby DeMeuse both earned honorable mentions in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. Bautista’s work will also be displayed in the Miller Art Museum’s Salon School of Art later this spring, and DeMeuse’s work is currently hanging at The Ridges Sanctuary, where a new art show features work by Gibraltar middle and high school students. A prominent feature of the show is a 10-foot-tall mural completed by Mrs. Meikle’s Art 1 students.


Join us on February 25th for the “What’s Your Connection?” Gibraltar Student Artist Reception.

The Ridges Sanctuary will host an artist reception featuring selected works from students in art courses at Gibraltar High School and Secondary School students. The theme of the exhibit is “What’s Your Connection?” and artist works will focus how they connect and engage with nature. The signature piece in the show is a large mural on canvas created by a group of students depicting the Baileys Harbor Range Lights and the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. The piece addresses both the beauty of the native plants and wildlife amongst the Range Lights and the students’ concern for the endangered status of many of our most loved species due to pollution and climate change.

The exhibit is currently on display and runs through March.

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