BENAVIDES - Students from Duval County were recognized Monday afternoon at the Benavides Civic Center during a Agua Poquita Soil and Water Conservation District #321 meeting in their honor.


Students participated in a poster and essay contest centered around soil and water conservation. Winners received a gift card and a certificate.


Winners of the poster contest:


First place - Andrea Makayla Saavedra - Norman Thomas Elementary, Freer ISD


Second place - Madison Hinojosa - Norman Thomas Elementary, Freer ISD


Third place - Susan Martinez - Noman Thomas Elementary, Freer ISD


Winners of the essay contest junior division:


First place - Julian Alaniz - Benavides Secondary - also place third in area and will be recoginzed in Victoria


Second place - Joshua Alazo - Benavides Secondary


Third place - Melody Perez - Benavides Secondary


Winners of the essay contest senior division:


First place - Zoe Leora Benavides - San Diego High School


Second place - Corey Lazo - San Diego High School


Third place - Kyrsten Perez - San Diego High School