WICHITA, Kan. (AP) An 18-year-old student from Rose Hill has won this year’s Kansas Junior Duck Stamp contest.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Christin Gillman has entered the contest for eight years. This was her last year to enter the contest. For this year’s entry Gillman was of the king eider, a large sea duck.
She found out Tuesday that she’d won the contest’s Best of Show award and is now eligible to represent Kansas in the nationals April 20 at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Md. Her entry was among 873 entries submitted by Kansas students.
The Junior Duck Stamp program was created 20 years ago to help raise awareness of and appreciation for the nation’s wetlands and waterfowl. Kansas was among the first states to participate.