Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Metro Senior Takes Double Prizes in State Ag Day Contests

A Lassiter High School senior in Cobb County was a double winner in the annual Ag Day art and essay competition sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom Council.

Allie Knouse* placed first in the 9-12 art category for the third year and won second place in the essay contest. This year’s theme was “Georgia Grown – A Better Choice”. The first place winner in the 9-12 essay contest was Derrek Moore,* a Northview High School student in Fulton County.Miss Knouse and 18 others who were selected in the top five places in the art and essay categories attended proclamation signing ceremonies in the Capitol with Governor Sonny Perdue, Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin and Deputy Commissioner Terry Coleman. Commissioner Irvin presented the awards in a ceremony in the Agriculture Building.

The second place winner in the 9-12 art competition was Kimberly Bicknese, a Coffee County High School student. Jesse Abbott,* a Habersham Central High School student of Demorest, placed third in the art contest.

Other metro area students who placed in the art or essay competition were:
Art K-3, first place, Mahogany Radford,* a student at C. L. Gideons Elementary School in Fulton County;
Art 4-8, third place, Emily Schuler, a student at J.C. Booth Middle School in Fayette County; Essay 4-8, second place, William “Robby” Ryan,* a student at Fayette Middle School in Fayetteville; and
honorable mentions in Art 4-8 to Troy Morrow,* Shiloh Middle School, Snellville;
Essay 4-8 to Jenny Edwards,* Lula Elementary School in Hall County;
Essay 9-12 to Megan Zanone,* Twin Spring Academy in Banks County.
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