Kate Fenstermacher, a student at Fairview Elementary, competed and was awarded 1st Place in two state conservation contests in 2015.
Kate captured 1st Place in her age group in the “Wildlife Forever” state Fish Art competition in March for her “Blue Gill”. Her pastel painting was on display in the 2015 State Fish Art Expo in Hot Springs, Arkansas in August. She received a Gold Medal for her effort.
The federal Jr. Duck Stamp Contest (Conservation Through The Arts) was concluded in March. Kate placed 1st in the 4th-6th grade division with her pastel painting of a “Barrows Golden Eye” Drake. The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum sponsors and judges this event.
One state winner advances to represent Pennsylvania in the “Best of the Nation” competition held in Washington, D. C.
Kate is studying Fine Art with Anita Herron in Mountaintop.