Fish Habitat Writing Award Winners

Congratulations to our Fish Habitat Writing Award Winners!

Created alongside the National Fish Habitat Partnership to raise awareness of the importance of protecting, restoring and enhancing fish habitat and aquatic communities.

The Fish Habitat Award was awarded to the top contestants that best answered the question “Why do you think it is important to protect our lakes, rivers, estuaries, and coastlines?” or shared the importance of conservation in their creative writing.

K-3rd Grade

4th-6th Grade

7th-9th Grade

10th-12th Grade

1st Place  Rebecca Rose

 New York

NY - 2172 - Rebecca Rose - 3rd - essay

1st Place  William Snyder

 California

CA - 717 - William Snyder - 6th - California Golden Trout

1st Place  Christian Yao

California

CA - 1896 - Christian Yao - 7 - Atlantic Blue Marlin

1st Place  Jingyi “Alana” Yang

 Washington

WA - 1807 - Jingyi 'Alana' Yang - 11th - essay - 1st place

2nd Place  Gracelynn Mehta

 New Hampshire

NH - 2335 - Gracelynn Mehta - 3rd - essay

2nd Place  Madeline Male

Kansas

KS - 2038 - Madeline Male - 6th - essay

2nd Place  Kira Hamilton

Minnesota 

MN - 2041 - Kira Hamilton - 8th - essay

2nd Place  Xiao Jun Dong

Oregon

OR - 1885 - Xiao Jun Dong - 10th - essay - 2nd place

3rd Place Claire Chou

Oregon

OR - 2274 - Claire Chou - 2nd - essay

3rd Place Alyssa Zhang

Pennsylvania

PA - 2612 - Alyssa Zhang - 5 - Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

3rd Place Chris Han

Georgia

GA - 119 - Chris Han - 9th - essay

3rd Place Alexis Lightner

West Virginia

WV - 2399 - Alexis Lightner - 10 - Brook Trout Essay