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Georgia Farm Bureau Announces Art & Essay Contest Winners


By: GFB News
5/9/2013 11:35:28 AM


Georgia Farm Bureau recently announced the winners of its annual art and essay contests. The GFB Women's Leadership Committee coordinated both contests on the state level, and county Women's Committees promoted the contests locally. Contest winners were selected from each of the organization's 10 districts.

Glynn County student Chandler Jernigan won the GFB 19th Annual Art Contest for her detailed drawing of shelled and unshelled peanut pods. The contest, open to any ninth-12th grade student, received 59 entries. Jernigan received $100 for being the GFB 10th District winner and an additional $350 for being the state winner. Zachary Edds of Whitfield County, GFB 1st District and Melissa Pyle, Early County, GFB 9th District, were named state runners-up in the art contest. Each received $250 cash. SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia sponsored the contest.

Habersham County student Abby Cantrell is the state winner of the GFB Essay Contest, which drew 72 entries and was open to students in grades 6-8. Cantrell received a $100 cash prize for being the GFB 2nd District essay winner and a $250 cash prize as the state winner.

Drawings were judged on artistic merit and how well the artwork represented Georgia agriculture. Essay contest participants discussed how Georgia agriculture has changed in the last 75 years. Essay entries were judged on clarity of thought and creativity.

Other district winners in the art contest were: Wendy Medrano, Habersham County, 2nd District; Justin Moseley, Carroll County, 3rd District; Kristina Karamihalis, Wilkes County, 4th District; Chase Corbin, Pike County, 5th District; Breanna Watkins, Dodge County, 6th District; Holly Coffey, Wayne County, 7th District; and Cherokee Carothers, Wilcox County, 8th District. Each district winner received $100.

Other district winners in the essay contest were: Isabelle Riddle, Cherokee County, 1st District; Sarah Katherine Baxter, North Fulton County, 3rd District; Sabrina Rehman, Columbia County, 4th District; Carolyn Gillespie, Upson County, 5th District; Ivey Rowland, Washington County, 6th District; Wilson Boyd, Screven County, 7th District; Susan Baker, Turner County, 8th District; Will Hatcher, Mitchell County, 9th District; and Nikki Leggett, Irwin County, 10th District. Each district winner received $100.


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