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MCHS students among winners of 2022 KDA Poster and Essay Contest

By Kirk Hilbrecht

Frankfort, KY - The winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's annual Poster and Essay Contest were announced during an awards ceremony on Friday at Wild Health Field in Lexington. The theme of the contest, "Kentucky Agriculture Sustains Me," reflected on the importance of farmers.

Among the essay winners were Metcalfe County High School 10th grader Emily Shaw and Metcalfe County High School Senior Robert Walker.

"These students did an excellent job of showcasing their artist skills, while also embracing the important role of today's farmers," Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles said. "Congratulations to each of these winners who so vividly depicted in art and writing how the entire world should appreciate what our agriculture producers do for us."


The KDA received 637 entries, including 481 posters. Each winning entry received a $100 award from Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom, and will be displayed at the 2022 Kentucky State Fair in August in Louisville.

The digital winner, which includes photos or original digital artwork, is sixth-grader Sylvia Mason of Noe Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Victoria Mason.

Poster winners with their schools and parents are:
  • Kindergarten: Giana Tinker, Wheeler Elementary, Ann Tinker
  • First grade: Val Royalty, Royalty Homeschool, Tracey and Dana Royalty
  • Second grade: Adison Moore, Wheeler Elementary, Alison Moore
  • Third grade: Madison Tompkins, Tompkins Academy (Homeschool), Teaya Tompkins
  • Fourth grade: Carson Waller, SCES, Amber Waller
  • Fifth grade: Greta Gibson, Highlands Latin School, Lee and Tina Gibson
  • Sixth grade: Alli Ashley, Bondurant Middle, Jade Ashley
  • Seventh grade: Blakely Beth Callahan, South Laurel Middle School, Shane and Melanie Callahan
  • Eighth grade: Avery Hutchison, Jessie Clark Middle School, Jennifer Hutchison
  • Ninth grade: Jesse McClain, Washington County High School, Melody McClain
  • 10th grade: Ashley French, French Homeschool, Chris and Charlene French
  • 11th grade: Catlyn Wake, Mercer County Senior High School, Tabatha Wake
  • 12th grade: Shelby Zammit, Mercer County Senior High School, Mindy and Jon Zammit

Essay winners with their schools and parents are:
  • Kindergarten: Chloe Hopper, Caldwell Primary, Ramsey and Chelsea Hopper
  • First grade: Bentley Keppler, Alvaton Elementary
  • Second grade: Maelin Reynolds, Southern Elementary, Becky Gemmer
  • Third grade: Emery Rogers, St. Mary School, Brittany Rogers
  • Fourth grade: Hadley Lovell, St. Mary School, Holly Lovell
  • Fifth grade: Avery Bivens, Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Misty and Ryan Bivens
  • Sixth grade: Addison Hopper, Caldwell County Middle, Ramsey and Chelsea Hopper
  • Seventh grade: Liam Tyler , St. Anthony's Academy, Lewis Tyler
  • Eighth grade: Nicholas Phan, St. Nicholas Academy, Tri Phan
  • Ninth grade: Anna Hall, Spencer County High School, Jeff and Ashley Hall
  • 10th grade: Emily Shaw, Metcalfe County High School, Chad and Kelly Shaw
  • 11th grade: Kendall Shepherd, Spencer County High School, Krista Shepherd
  • 12th grade: Robert Walker, Metcalfe County High School, Kelly Walker

To see more photos from the event and the winning poster and essays click here: www.flickr.com/photos/kyagr.


This story was posted on 2022-06-07 08:20:14
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