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Williamstown youth hopes for scholarship from cabbage

By The Staff

Nicole Hankinson participated in Bonnie’s Third Grade Cabbage Program.

Hankinson, the daughter of Glen and Debbie Hankinson of Williamstown, grew a cabbage that weighed 16 pounds, 6 ounces.

She’s hoping the large cabbage will earn her a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants, a plant company from Union Springs, Ala.

Bonnie Plants provided all third grade students a free cabbage plant. A contest winner will be chosen from each state and given a $1,000 savings bond. The state winner will be selected by a random drawing.

Hankinson, who is also the granddaughter of Sam and Kay Bailey of Williamstown, said she heard about the program from her teacher, Michelle Whaley at Williamstown Elementary.

“I like being outside and working with plants,” Hankinson said. “I like working in the garden. I’m surprised it got that big.”

To enter the contest, Hankinson had to submit a photo of her and the cabbage. She’s done that and now her plans for the cabbage are to enjoy it as cole slaw.