STATE WINNERS CHOSEN FOR FARM-CITY POSTER AND ESSAY CONTESTS
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Some of the state's best young writers and artists were honored Monday during the State Farm-City awards luncheon in Birmingham. The students were recognized for their outstanding entries in the Farm-City poster and essay contests. The theme for both contests was "Pathways To Progress." Students qualified for the state awards by winning first place in their county contests.
|Farm-City poster and essay wnners were recognized during Monday's Farm-City Committee awards luncheon in Birmingham. From left, Alabama Farmers Federation President Jerry A. Newby; Aleem Ahmed, Lee County, essay winner for grades 10-12; Logan Shelton, Randolph County, poster winner for K-3rd Grade Division; Glen Nolte, Calhoun County, took top honors among fourth- to sixth-graders and Farm-City Chairman Paul Till. Not shown is Ali Stringfellow of Mobile County, essay wnner for grades 7-9.
In the poster contest, Logan Shelton of Randolph County took first place in the K-3rd Grade Division, while Glen Nolte of Calhoun County took top honors among fourth- to sixth-graders. Second place in K-3rd Grade Division went to Clare Fenelon of Monroe County. Sienna Templin of St. Clair County placed second for grades 4-6. First-place winners in the poster contest received $200, as did their schools, while second-place winners and their schools received $100 each.
Taking top honors in the essay contest were Ali Stringfellow of Mobile County for grades 7-9 and Aleem Ahmed of Lee County for grades 10-12. Hannah Muller of Coffee County placed second for grades 7-9, and Abbie Adcock of Randolph County was runner-up for grades 10-12. First-place winners in the essay contest received $300, and their schools received $300 as well. Second-place winners received $200, as did their schools.
The Farm-City Committee of Alabama sponsors the annual awards program. Farm-City Week is observed nationally each year the week before Thanksgiving as a way to help bridge the gap between rural and urban residents.
View the award-winning posters in the AlfaFarmers.org Photo Gallery.
Click here to read the award-winning essays