By Rod Larse
The Journal 

Ritzville grade school students celebrate Arbor Day


Last updated 5/10/2022 at 10:05am

Photos by Rod Larse | The Journal

Justin Ziebell helps fifth graders dig for tree planting.

RITZVILLE – On a brisk spring morning, 30 Ritzville Grade School fifth- assembled inside the City Council Chambers to commemorate Arbor Day.

The students participated earlier in an essay contest on the topic of trees.

City Tree Board Chairman Mike Shrag welcomed the guests to City Hall and announced the three winners of the essay contest.

Jayda Lobe placed first in the contest for her essay on the White Willow tree.

Jordyn Saetre was second with an essay on the Dogwood.

Harper Lobe was third with her essay on the Bottle Tree, native to Australia.

Contest winners were awarded gift ce...

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