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Writing, art contest winners announced


01/31/2007 - PAINTSVILLE — The Johnson County Conservation District has announced winners in the 2006 Conservation Writing Contest and the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest sponsored by the Conservation District, The Courier-Journal, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.

James Davis, a student at Central Elementary School, was the winning writing entry. The second-place winning entry was written by Cody Meade, a student at Paintsville Middle School. Nine area schools participated in the writing contest.

School winners are James Davis from Central Elementary, Joshua Baldwin from Highland Elementary, Micaela Wicker from Porter Elementary, Paige Brown from Paintsville Elementary, Megan Childers from Paintsville Middle, Rochelle Lynn Daniels from Johnson County Middle School, and Mary Sanders from Our Lady of the Mountains School.

James Witten, a student at Paintsville Elementary, designed the winning artwork from the county. Hannah Bryant from W.R. Castle Elementary was the second-place winner. Six area schools participated in the art contest. There were over 1,056 entries in the writing and art contests.

County school winners in the art contest are Jenna Slone from Central Elementary, Hannah Bryant from W. R. Castle Elementary, Alexandra Gooding from Highlands Elementary, Miranda Greer from Porter Elementary, James Witten from Paintsville Elementary, and Alison Porter from Our Lady of the Mountains School.

The Courier-Journal will award a $50 U.S. Savings Bond to the top county winner in writing and art, while all school winners will receive a trophy from the district. The two award-winning entries were sent on to be judged in area and state competition.

All top three winners from the schools that participated, along with their family members, will be invited to a banquet to honor their accomplishments. Principals and participating teachers will also be invited.

The theme of the contest was "Kentucky's Soil: It's Worth Protecting" which led students to consider all aspects of Kentucky's soil and how to protect it.

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