March 6, 2013
Congratulations to our Ag Essay Winners!

More than 500 students from across Indiana submitted essays for our annual Ag Essay contest, held in partnership with Indiana’s Family of Farmers. The winners were recognized at an event at the Indiana Statehouse for Ag Appreciation Month. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann addressed the crowd, and Governor Mike Pence made a special, surprise appearance. See photos from the event.

Congratulations to the winners:
Grades 4-6:
1st place: Josie Edwards, 6th grader from Plymouth [Read essay]
2nd place: Katelyn Schreckenghaust, 5th grader at Galveston Elementary in Galveston [Read essay]

Grades 7-9
1st place: Yijiang Zhao, 7th grader at Central Middle School in Columbus [Read essay]
2nd place: Travis Koester, 9th grader at North Posey High School in Poseyville [Read essay]

Grades 10-12
1st place: Jessica-Lena Bohlin, 11th grader at LaPorte High School in LaPorte [Read essay]2nd place: Aubrey Fleck, 12th grader at North White Middle Senior High School in Monon [Read essay]

Pictured above: Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, Aubrey Fleck, Governor Mike Pence, Josie Edwards, Yijiang Zhao, Jessica-Lena Bohlin and Indiana Humanities board member Michael Twyman.

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