Habitat Awards Designs, Advertising For Program

Students peruse each other's materials at the awards ceremony Monday night.
Students peruse each other's materials at the awards ceremony Monday night.

Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Big Horns' Buffalo Chapter hosted an awards ceremony Monday night to honor those local students who participated in their architectural and advertising contests for the Habitat Houses program.

Local grade school kids were given the task of creating posters advertising Habitat's huge garage sale in May for a chance at earning some cash prizes.

Habitat and the Rocky Mountain Foundation held a contest for local Buffalo High School architectural students to design their own Habitat Houses, and the winners were announced at the reception.

The winners were: in the Website Design, or Visionary category, Mattie Reid, $250; In the First Year Architectural category, Joseph Kelly, $100; and in the Advanced Architectural category, Nathan Holt, $750. All who participated received a certificate and a t-shirt for their efforts.

John Orwig, Director of the local Habitat chapter, said the contest gives the kids a chance to learn about Habitat and their programs within the community.
He explains what the contests mean to the kids.

Award Winners were:

Website Design or Visionary Award: Mattie Reid, $250. First Year Architectural Award: 2nd place, Tony Vasco, $75; and 1st place, Joseph Kelly, $100.

Advanced Architectural Award: 3rd place, Neil Medders, $150; 2nd place, Wilbur Holt, $350; and 1st place, Nathan Holt, $750.

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