Students statewide pondered the question, “What would happen if there were no farmers or ranchers?” in almost 1,280 entries in the Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest.
“The Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest gives students a chance to learn about Georgia agriculture as they develop their writing and research skills,” said GFB Women’s Leadership Committee Chairman Nancy Kennedy.
The 70 county Farm Bureaus that held local contests submitted their top winners to GFB from which 10 district winners were chosen. The contest was open to all sixth through eighth graders during the 2018-19 school year.
Long County student Carlee Lynn won the state prize of $150 and an additional $100 for being the GFB 7th District winner. Lynn is a sixth-grader at Long County Middle School.
Other district essay winners are: Julie Hermann, Pickens County, GFB 1st Dist.; Emma Lawrence, Jackson County, GFB 2nd Dist.; Venya Gunjal, Cobb County, GFB 3rd Dist.; Phillip Villagorda, Wilkes County, GFB 4th Dist.; Jake Pope, Jasper County, GFB 5th Dist.; Addy Colllins, Treutlen County, GFB 6th Dist.; Will Fore, Wilcox County, GFB 8th Dist.; Emily Womble, Grady County, GFB 9th Dist.; Gabe Brownell, Lanier County, GFB 10th Dist. Each of these students won a $100 prize.