LEXINGTON (June 25, 2018) — Kentucky students were honored for posters and essays that show how foods get “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” during the annual Poster and Essay Contest awards ceremony Friday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Each winner received a $100 check from Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom (KyAEC), a meal featuring foods from Kentucky Proud producers, and tickets to the Lexington Legends baseball game against the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs.
Grade 4 – Karin Ingalls, Rineyville, Castle Hill Academy Homeschool, Jody Ingalls
Grade 6 – Summer Smith, Dry Ridge, Grant County Middle School, Rebecca Cooper
Grade 7 – Caden Lucas, Westview, Breckinridge County Middle School, Tiffany Tabor
Grade 8 – Colin Ingalls, Rineyville, Castle Hill Academy Homeschool, Jody Ingalls
Grade 9 – Garrett Clopton, Elizabethtown, FAITH Academics Homeschool Co-op, Candace Clopton
Grade 10 – Miriam Moore, Elizabethtown, FAITH Academics Homeschool Co-op, Amy Moore
Grade 11 – Emma Ingalls, Rineyville, Castle Hill Academy Homeschool, Jody Ingalls
Grade 12 – Abbie Walker, Edmonton, Metcalfe County High School, Lynn Hawkins
Poster winners with their hometowns, schools, and teachers were:
Kindergarten – Maximus Metten, Louisville, Wheeler Elementary School, Jennifer Gabbert
Grade 1 – Cecily Ford, Paducah, Reidland Elementary School, Lisa Prewitt
Grade 2 – Jason McDonald, Waco, Waco Elementary School, Erin Muse
Grade 3 – Benjamin Caldbeck, Philpot, Whitesville Elementary School, Destiny Clark
Grade 4 – Norah Shirley, Glasgow, Austin Tracy Elementary School, Sue Bowen
Grade 5 – Abigail Blanton, Bagdad, Heritage Elementary School, Anna M. Fuqua
Grade 6 – Anthony Pike, Hodgenville, St. James Catholic School, Courtney Ballard
Grade 7 – Hope Thomas, Cecilia, West Hardin Middle School, Leslie Meredith
Grade 8 – Rebekah Scott, Somerset, Somerset Christian School, Kelly Taylor
Grade 9 – Caitlyn Mosley, Lewisburg, Logan County High School, Jeffery Campbell
Grade 10 – Lilly Mooney, Shepherdsville, Mooney’s Homeschool, Melissa Mooney
Grade 11 – Kelsey Driver, Eddyville, Lyon County High School, Amy Beard
Grade 12 – Madison Haire, Lexington, Locust Trace Agriscience Center, Sara Tracy
Jackson Upchurch of Monticello, a student at Immanuel Christian Academy, was honored as the Kentucky winner of the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. Jackson’s cabbage weighed 24 pounds, 8 ounces.
The Poster and Essay Contest is sponsored by KyAEC, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund through the Kentucky Proud program.
For more information, go to kyagr.com/agcontest.