State Agriculture Department honors poster and essay contest winners

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest received awards at a luncheon April 10 at Locust Trace AgriScience Farm in Lexington.

Ethan Carpenter, second from left, was the statewide digital art winner, and Lanta Willow Wright was the state runner-up digital winner in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest. At left is Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Steve Kelly, and at right is James Guffey, executive director of the Kentucky Poultry Federation and secretary-treasurer of Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

Ethan Carpenter, second from left, was the statewide digital art winner, and Lanta Willow Wright was the state runner-up digital winner in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest. At left is Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Steve Kelly, and at right is James Guffey, executive director of the Kentucky Poultry Federation and secretary-treasurer of Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

“These young people did an outstanding job of expressing the contest theme ‘Kentucky Farmers — Our American Heroes’,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “I appreciate the efforts of all the students who entered the competition, and I’m grateful to their parents and teachers for their support.”

Statewide winners in each grade were awarded $100 each.

Essay winners honored at the Kentucky Agriculture Day Luncheon were, from left: front row — Sara Stults, Benjamin Wheat, Sayaka Church, Cyrus Bivens, Rory Shields, Kayla Wright, and Michael Brockman; back row — Steve Kelly, Kolby Hunt, Chasity Bryant, Lilly Mooney, Hannah Mooney, and Jamie Guffey. Not pictured are Andy Peeples (fourth grade) and Evan Clark (10th grade), both of Daviess County. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

Essay winners honored at the Kentucky Agriculture Day Luncheon were, from left: front row — Sara Stults, Benjamin Wheat, Sayaka Church, Cyrus Bivens, Rory Shields, Kayla Wright, and Michael Brockman; back row — Steve Kelly, Kolby Hunt, Chasity Bryant, Lilly Mooney, Hannah Mooney, and Jamie Guffey. Not pictured are Andy Peeples (fourth grade) and Evan Clark (10th grade), both of Daviess County. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

Essay contest winners and schools in each grade, with their teachers’ names in parentheses, were:

Kindergarten — Cyrus Bivens, Abraham Lincoln Elementary, LaRue County (Erin Bratcher)

First grade — Rory Shields, Collins Lane Elementary, Franklin County (Cassie House)

Second grade — Benjamin Wheat, Squires Elementary, Fayette County (Stephanie Scott)

Third grade — Sayaka Church, Mudge Elementary, Hardin County (Judie Thomas)

Fourth grade — Andy Peeples, Deer Park Elementary, Daviess County (Jahn Owens)

Fifth grade — Michael Brockman, Brockman Christian Academy, Boone County (Dale and Coleen Brockman)

Sixth grade — Kolby Hunt, McKell Middle School, Greenup County (Susan Abrams)

Seventh grade — Lilly Mooney, Mooney Home School, Bullitt County (Melissa Mooney)

Eighth grade — Kayla Wright, King Middle School, Mercer County (Tiffany Penn)

Ninth grade — Chasity Bryant, LaRue County High School, LaRue County (Misty Bivens)

10th grade — Evan Clark, Daviess County High School, Daviess County (Chris Clark)

11th grade — Hannah Mooney, Mooney Home School, Bullitt County (Melissa Mooney)

12th grade — Sarah Stultz, LaRue County High School, LaRue County (Misty Bivens)

Poster contest winners and schools in each grade, with their teachers’ names in parentheses, were:

Kindergarten — Addison Carmack, Early Learning Village, Franklin County (Jennifer Gabbert)

First grade — Yaslynn Ponce, Hartstern Elementary, Jefferson County (Kelly Cole)

Second grade — Bryceson Bidwell, Deer Park Elementary, Daviess County (Lisa Clark)

Third grade — Lexi Tucker, Deer Park Elementary, Daviess County (Beth Anderson)

Fourth grade — Zoe Barker, Deer Park Elementary, Daviess County (Angie Lear)

Fifth grade — Raven King, Whitley City Elementary, McCreary County (Sandy Hamlin)

Sixth grade — Miriam Moore, Faith Homeschool Group, Hardin County (Cindy Vaughn)

Seventh grade — Jason McCormick, Memorial Elementary, Hart County (Sarah Vetter)

Eighth grade — Courtney Hardin, Memorial Elementary, Hart County (Sarah Vetter)

10th grade — Eliza Kate Moore, Faith Homeschool Group, Hardin County (Cindy Vaughn)

12th grade — Morgan Johnson, Locust Trace AgriScience Farm, Fayette County (Sara Tracy)

Poster winners honored at the Kentucky Agriculture Day Luncheon were, from left: front row — Addison Carmack, Yaslynn Ponce, Miriam Moore, Raven King, and Lexi Tucker; back row — Steve Kelly, Courtney Hardin, Jason McCormick, Eliza Kate Moore, Morgan Johnson, and Jamie Guffey. Not pictured are Bryceson Bidwell (second grade) and Zoe Barker (fourth grade), both of Daviess County. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

Poster winners honored at the Kentucky Agriculture Day Luncheon were, from left: front row — Addison Carmack, Yaslynn Ponce, Miriam Moore, Raven King, and Lexi Tucker; back row — Steve Kelly, Courtney Hardin, Jason McCormick, Eliza Kate Moore, Morgan Johnson, and Jamie Guffey. Not pictured are Bryceson Bidwell (second grade) and Zoe Barker (fourth grade), both of Daviess County. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

In the first digital art competition, Ethan Carpenter of Second Street School in Frankfort (teacher Cindy Bramble) took first place, and Lanta Willow Wright of Breckinridge County Middle School (teacher Brandon Miles) came in second.

The statewide winner of the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Contest also was honored at the luncheon. Anna Sawyer, a student at Saffell Street Elementary School in Lawrenceburg, received a check for $1,000. Anna grew a cabbage that weighed 10.5 pounds.

To find out more about the Poster and Essay Contest, go to www.kyagr.com/marketing/poster-essay-contest.html.

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