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Essay contest winners

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winners of the Clay County Sen. Richard Lugar/Indiana Farm Bureau Youth Essay Contest this year included Whitney Halfhill (above) and Easton Booe (below). Both are picture with Clay County Farm Bureau representative Mary Alice Schroer.
Eighth-graders statewide had the opportunity to take part in the annual Sen. Richard Lugar/Indiana Farm Bureau Youth Essay Contest.

This year's theme was "Agriculture: Then and Now."

The students were asked to consider the many ways Hoosier farmers affect their lives while describing Indiana's agricultural heritage, the state of agriculture today and its importance in the future of America.

Two winners, one boy and one girl, were selected from each county and received a certificate. In addition, they then advanced to district competition, where winners had the chance to receive a $50 savings bond.

District winners compete at the state level for an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

This year, Clay County Farm Bureau awarded each county winner a $25 check.

The winners were North Clay Middle School's Whitney Halfhill and Clay City Jr./Sr. eighth-grader Easton Booe.

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