Emery County Students Receive Local and State Awards for their Creative Stories

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Emery County Farm Bureau Press Release

On behalf of Emery County Farm Bureau and Utah Farm Bureau, we would like to thank the teachers of Emery County School District for their continued support in our Creative Story Contest. This year, Emery County had over 300 entries in five different grades. The theme that the students wrote about  was “There are plants in my what?”

The first place winners in the Emery County Farm Bureau contest win a cash prize of $25.

The third grade winner from Huntington Elementary is Braylea Conover. Her parents are Tiffany Cowley and Garrett Conover. Her teacher is Carolee Keele.

The fourth grade winner from Castle Dale Elementary is Tylee Norton. Her parents are Jared and Jasa Norton. Her teacher is Carrie Jean Jones.

The fifth grade winner from Castle Dale Elementary is Wade Huggard. His parents are James and Jamie Huggard. His teacher is Carrie Jean Jones.

The sixth grade winner from Huntington Elementary is Teryn Allred. Her parents are Tammy and Yory Allred. Her teacher is Trish Zwahlen.

The seventh grade winner is Tyler Lacock from Ferron. His Parents are Tim and Tammy Lacock. His teacher is Tammy Lacock.

The most impressive fact about all these winners from Emery County is that they were also all Utah Farm Bureau winners, a statewide award. Braylea Conover, Wade Huggard, and Teryn Allred all won first place with additional prize money of $100. Tyler Lacock was the second place winner and won an additional $50 and Tylee Norton won third place with an additional $25.

“I believe the fact that Emery County had five state winners out of five county winners says a lot for our teachers,” explained Emery County Farm Bureau President Joel Hatch.

Emery County Farm Bureau and Utah Farm Bureau would like to give sincere thanks to the teachers, parents and especially the students for their participation and continued support. Agriculture needs to remain a topic of learning in the public school system to teach the general public how vital agriculture is to our actual survival. This is an excellent opportunity to teach and share agriculture in the classroom.

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