Kya Brogan, a fourth-grade student at Franklin Elementary School, won the Pendleton County Farm Bureau’s “Picture Agriculture in West Virginia” poster contest. Second place in the county contest went to Matthew Boggs with Lacey Mullens earning third place. Honorable mention was awarded to Eulaila Dahmer and Kallie Keyser.
The contest for fourth-grade pupils was sponsored statewide by the West Virginia Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee for the purpose of promoting the importance of agriculture in the Mountain State. Pendleton County has participated in the contest for 31 years.
Brogan’s poster has been entered in the state competition held at the West Virginia Farm Bureau office in Buckhannon where it will compete for $100, the first-place state award.
Brogan received $15 for her winning poster. Boggs earned $10, and Mullens received $5. Dahmer and Keyser each received $2, a Sacagawea dollar and a presidential dollar.
Brogan, Mullens, Dahmer and Keyser are students in Shanna Eye’s class at BES. Boggs attends Brandywine Elementary School and is a student in Christine Lambert’s class.
The other students participating in the contest were awarded a presidential dollar. All participants received a certificate, signed by Steve Conrad, president of PCFB, and Paula Mitchell, the PCFB women’s committee chairperson.
Sixty-four posters were drawn by the county’s fourth-grade.
The following students also participated in the contest:
BES – Annabelle Back, Anthony Bowman, Abby Eye, Cayden Hensley, Barley Hough, Makayla Lambert, Cole Puffenbarger, Ellie Redmond, Aniayah Spencer and Kynleigh Sponaugle;
FES (Jennifer Cook) – Jada Alt, Kameron Arbaugh, Beckett Aumann, Ali Barbour, Kolton Bland, Carly Braham, Remington George, Daisy Hartman, Michael Ray Haynes, Hannah Heavner, Jackson Hedrick, Parker Hedrick, Shane LaMaster, Carmella Paugh, Journey Rowe, Jace Shreve, Lainey Simmons, Aliviah Smith, Kaylie Teter and Lori Wehrle;
FES (Eye) – Reagyn Atkins, Greyson Boggs, Brian Cheesman, Paige Errington, Belle Eye, Tegan Johnson, Alaska Kimble, Maiya Mongold, Jayden Rexrode, Chase Rohrbaugh, Isaac Ruddle, Wyatt Ruddle, Branson Smith, Cheyenne Varner, Josie Verdoni, Aiden Whetzel and Makynnan Whetzel; and
NFES (Rebecca Heavner) – Mackenzie Day, Vaylee Harper, Kyley Hedrick, Alayna Hufffman, Ty Johnson, Miley Kimble, Jasper Nelson, Katy Raines, Ava Sherman, Aubree Simmons, Jacob Thompson and Azalea Waddell.