Utah Farm Bureau Announces Annual Essay Contest Winners


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The Utah Farm Bureau recently sponsored its annual essay contest. The goal of this essay is to assist in bringing connection of Utah’s agriculture from the farm to the plate as well as working to foster student creativity.

This year, the theme for the essay was “This is Why We Farm” and students in grades third through 12th were eligible to participate. The Emery County chapter of the Farm Bureau was pleased to announced the following winners that came from the Emery School District.

In the high school division, Kiri Cook took first place following by Wade Huggard in second and Kallee Cook in third. Chase Huggard received first place in the eighth grade division followed by Graycee Mill in second and Purity Mason in third. For seventh grade, Allison Johansen received first while Hayden Christiansen received second.

First place went to Kaicee Behling in the sixth grade division. She was followed by Chante Guymon in second and Emma Grimm in third. Then, for the fifth grade, Annie Johansen placed first while Krae LeRoy took second and Kash Nielson rounded out the placements in third. In fourth grade, Jess Larsen took first, Sammi LeRoy nabbed second and Zander Young received third.

Finally, in the third grade division, Katie Johansen received first place followed by Sommer Fielder in second and Nate Yost in third. Those that were named first place winners received a monetary prize of $75. Second placers were given $50 and third place finishers received $25.

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