For Immediate Release
December 14, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE announces winners and runners up for the 2012 Kansas Don't Spoil It! Calendar Contest

Winners and families are invited to meet Governor and KDHE Secretary Moser

Topeka – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has selected 13 students from across the state as winners in the 2012 Kansas Don’t Spoil It! Calendar Contest. The winners, their families and teachers were invited to the unveiling of the calendar at the Kansas Statehouse today at 10 a.m. 

Starting in September, KDHE began receiving thousands of entries from students in grades kindergarten through high school. First and second place winners were chosen through online voting and are featured in the calendar.

The calendars will be distributed to Kansas schools, local governments and businesses. If you would like to place an order for a calendar, please call 1-800-282-9790 and we will accommodate your request while supplies last. Please limit your request to one per household. 

1st place winners are:
Kindergarten               Hannah Kippenberger         Zion Lutheran, Independence
1st Grade                    Joey Goracke                       St Paul’s Lutheran,Cheney
2nd Grade                   Willoughby Lam                    Raintree Montessori, Lawrence
3rd Grade                    Emily Feng                            Northview Elementary, Manhattan
4th Grade                    Spencer Miller                       Riverside Elementary, Elwood
5th Grade                    Lilly Duncan                           Wilson Schools, Wilson
6th Grade                    Jessica Brewer                     Parsons Middle School, Parsons
7th Grade                    Zach Schellhase                    Herington Middle School, Herington
8th Grade                    Mary Miller                              Haysville Middle School, Haysville
COVER WINNER       Vanessa Kiddey                   Herington High School, Herington
10th Grade                  Kristina Farber                      Hoxie High School, Hoxie
11th Grade                  Hannah Bannister                 Otis-Bison Jr/Sr High School, Otis
12th Grade                  Jessi Blair                              Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg

2nd place winners are:
Kindergarten               Katelyn Crossmen                Pauline Central, Topeka
1st Grade                    Allison Reynoldson               Jefferson West Elementary, Meriden
2nd Grade                   Sydney Johnson                    Brookwood Elementary, Leawood
3rd Grade                    Savannah Tiller                      Baldwin Elementary School, Baldwin
4th Grade                    Sally Rose                              Holy Spirit School, Overland Park
5th Grade                    Audrey Burgoon                     Riverside Elementary, Elwood
6th Grade                    Izabelle Cunningham             St. George Elementary, St. George
7th Grade                    Maggie Hammes                   Saints Peter and Paul, Seneca
8th Grade                    Lizzy Lavery                            Herington Middle School, Herington
9th Grade                    Christina Helvey                     Wilson Schools, Wilson         
10th Grade                  Ana De La Cruz                     NE Magnet High School, Wichita
11th Grade                  Hannah Stewart                     Herington High School, Herington
12th Grade                  Sarah Bender                        Herington High School, Herington

Artwork from the second place winners will be featured this year on the back cover of the 2012 Calendar. KDHE would like to extend thanks to all students and teachers who participated in this year’s contest.