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Local students awarded for artistic, writing skills

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By The Staff

The 2008 Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest (grades 1-5) and the 2008 Conservation Writing Contest (grades 6-12) entitled: “Working Trees: Kentucky’s Renewable Future” was sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

County and school winners were honored at the 2009 Art and Writing Banquet on March 17 hosted by the Grant County Conservation District. The students listed submitted the top three posters and essays in the art and writing contest from their schools. The county winners were selected by judges chosen by the Grant County Conservation District.

Each school winner received a check, T-shirt, and certificate from the Grant County Conservation District. Each first place county winner received a savings bond from the Kentucky Farm Bureau. Each county winner received a check from the Grant County Conservation District.

Art Awards:

County Winners:

Cassidy Lacey, first place; Erin Johnston, second place; Sarah Boden, third place

School Winners:

Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary - Emily Whitney, first place; Kendall Clemons, second place; Erin Johnston, third place

Dry Ridge Elementary - Kara Cain, first place; Sarah Boden, second place; Cassidy Lacey, third place

Mason-Corinth Elementary - Lillyrose Conley, first place; Casey Campbell, second place; Sarah Mullins, third place

Sherman Elementary - Joshua Blackburn, first place; Jenna Martin, second place; Lilly Maggard, third place

Williamstown Elementary - Madisyn Ruebusch, first place; Savanna Moss, second place; Rachel Montgomery 3rd place

Writing Awards:

County Winners:

Emily Simpson, first place; Joshua Shepherd, second place; Megan Foltz, third place

School Winners:

Grant County Middle School - Emily Simpson, first place; Joshua Shepherd, second place; Megan Foltz third place

No entries this year:

Williamstown Middle School, Grant County High School and Williamstown High School