Gavin Balanay, a fourth grader, tied for First Place in the 2019 Wildlife Week Poster Contest. Students in fourth through sixth grades across Nebraska participated in an art contest with the theme of "Wildlife in Nebraska State Parks". Balany competed against other 4th graders across the state. He was honored on March 30th at the Wild Adventure Day Celebration in Lincoln and received a framed copy of his artwork. The Nebraska Wildlife Federation chose this years’ theme because, "Our state parks have provided an oasis for our native wildlife, this habitat provides the essentials for the needs of our wildlife species.” Nebraska has eight state parks. Go out and visit them and see God's creations up close. Congratulations to Gavin and all the other artists across Nebraska who captured the beauty of wildlife in our state. For more photos click here.