Commissioner Comer congratulates poster and essay contest winners

Posted on Mar 27, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer honored the winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest at the annual Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 27 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer honored the statewide essay winners in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest during the Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 27 in Frankfort. Statewide winners in each grade received $100 and an Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture certificate. Pictured are, from left: front row — Isis Carbollo, first grade, Breckinridge County; Vincent Mayfield, second grade, Daviess County; Andy Peeples, third grade, Daviess County; Michael Brockman, fourth grade, Boone County; Jennifer Solinger, sixth grade, Jefferson County; Anya Johnson, fifth grade, Boone County; back row — April Webb, 11th grade, LaRue County; Danny Ray Taylor, ninth grade, Boone County; Aaron Elswick, 10th grade, LaRue County; Laura Jane Phelps, 12th grade, Woodford County; Tucker Woolum, eighth grade, Bell County, and Cameron Taylor, seventh grade, Boone County. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer honored the statewide essay winners in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest during the Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 27 in Frankfort. Statewide winners in each grade received $100 and an Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture certificate. Pictured are, from left: front row — Isis Carbollo, first grade, Breckinridge County; Vincent Mayfield, second grade, Daviess County; Andy Peeples, third grade, Daviess County; Michael Brockman, fourth grade, Boone County; Jennifer Solinger, sixth grade, Jefferson County; Anya Johnson, fifth grade, Boone County; back row — April Webb, 11th grade, LaRue County; Danny Ray Taylor, ninth grade, Boone County; Aaron Elswick, 10th grade, LaRue County; Laura Jane Phelps, 12th grade, Woodford County; Tucker Woolum, eighth grade, Bell County, and Cameron Taylor, seventh grade, Boone County. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

“The winning entries really captured this year’s theme – ‘Agriculture Grows My Community,’” Commissioner Comer said. “Agriculture is responsible for thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of income in Kentucky communities of every size. Agriculture also is an important part of Kentucky’s heritage. I congratulate these young people for their efforts, and I thank their parents and teachers for their support.”

Statewide winners in each grade were awarded $100 each.

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

First grade – Isis Carballo, Custer Elementary School, Breckinridge County (Cheryl Van de Streek)

Second grade – Vincent Mayfield, Deer Park Elementary, Daviess County (Lisa Clark)

Third grade – Andy Peeples, Deer Park Elementary, Daviess County (Cynthia Owens)

Fourth grade – Michael Brockman, Brockman Christian Academy, Boone County (Karen Meiman)

Fifth grade – Anya Johnson, Strong Oaks Academy, Boone County (Sara Rogers)

Sixth grade – Jennifer Solinger, Solinger Homeschool, Jefferson County (Lisa Solinger)

Seventh grade – Cameron Taylor, Still Waters Academy, Boone County (Sara Rogers)

Eighth grade – Tucker Woolum, Pineville Middle School, Bell County (Elizabeth Madon)

Ninth grade – Danny Ray Taylor, Still Waters Academy, Boone County (Sara Rogers)

10th grade – Aaron Elswick, LaRue County High School, LaRue County (Misty Bivens)

11th grade – April Webb, LaRue County High School, LaRue County (Misty Bivens)

12th grade – Laura Jane Phelps, Woodford County High School, Woodford County (Tracy Probst)

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer honored the statewide poster winners in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest during the Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 27 in Frankfort. Statewide winners in each grade received $100 and an Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture certificate. Pictured are, from left: front row — Cadence Johnson, kindergarten, Fayette County; Jacob DeFevers, fourth grade, Barren County; Zoe Barker, third grade, Daviess County; Anna Avery, sixth grade, Hart County; Benjamin Wheat, first grade, Fayette County; Elizabeth Johnson, second grade, Warren County; back row — Heather Bensinger, eighth grade, Mercer County; Emily Jeter, 10th grade, Metcalfe County; Anna Lee, ninth grade, Metcalfe County; Commissioner Comer; Taylor DeWeese, 12th grade, Metcalfe County; Allison Davis, 11th grade; Mercer County; and Rebekah Masih, fifth grade, Boone County. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer honored the statewide poster winners in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest during the Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 27 in Frankfort. Statewide winners in each grade received $100 and an Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture certificate. Pictured are, from left: front row — Cadence Johnson, kindergarten, Fayette County; Jacob DeFevers, fourth grade, Barren County; Zoe Barker, third grade, Daviess County; Anna Avery, sixth grade, Hart County; Benjamin Wheat, first grade, Fayette County; Elizabeth Johnson, second grade, Warren County; back row — Heather Bensinger, eighth grade, Mercer County; Emily Jeter, 10th grade, Metcalfe County; Anna Lee, ninth grade, Metcalfe County; Commissioner Comer; Taylor DeWeese, 12th grade, Metcalfe County; Allison Davis, 11th grade; Mercer County; and Rebekah Masih, fifth grade, Boone County. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

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

Kindergarten – Cadence Johnson, Seton Catholic School, Fayette County (Kitti Boaz)

First grade – Benjamin Wheat, Squires Elementary School, Fayette County (Shirla Ramey)

Second grade – Elizabeth Johnson, Johnson Homeschool, Warren County (Julie Kratts)

Third grade – Zoe Barker, Deer Park Elementary, Daviess County (Cynthia Owens)

Fourth grade – Jacob DeFevers, Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County (Sarah Vetter)

Fifth grade – Rebekah Masih, Masih Homeschool, Boone County (Mini Masih)

Sixth grade – Anna Avery, Memorial School, Hart County (Sarah Vetter)

Seventh grade – Maria Campos, Warren East Middle School, Warren County (Susan Comer)

Eighth grade – Heather Bensinger, King Middle School, Mercer County (Tiffany Penn)

Ninth grade – Anna Lee, Metcalfe County High School (Chris Long)

10th grade – Emily Jeter, Metcalfe County High School (Chris Long)

11th grade – Allison Davis, Mercer County High School, Mercer County (Julia Snellan)

12th grade – Taylor DeWeese, Metcalfe County High School (Chris Long)

The statewide winner of the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Contest also was honored at the luncheon. Holden Underwood of Nelson County received a check for $1,000 from Michael Morgan, a Kentucky sales representative for Bonnie Plants. Holden grew a cabbage that weighed 20.5 pounds.

Holden Underwood of Cox's Creek, center, receives a $1,000 ceremonial check and an Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture certificate from Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, right, and Michael Morgan of Bonnie Plants as the Kentucky winner of the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Contest during the Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 27 in Frankfort. Holden grew a cabbage that weighed 20.5 pounds. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)
Holden Underwood of Cox's Creek, center, receives a $1,000 ceremonial check and an Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture certificate from Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, right, and Michael Morgan of Bonnie Plants as the Kentucky winner of the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Contest during the Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 27 in Frankfort. Holden grew a cabbage that weighed 20.5 pounds. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

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

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