FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2018
Agricenter’s Ag Day Art Contest Results
MEMPHIS, TN – Agricenter honored the winners of the Ag Day Student Art Contest with a luncheon and guest speakers on March 29th. Over 140 people attended the Celebration and Exhibition at the Farmer’s Market.
Jim Jaggers, News Channel 3 Meteorologist, was emcee. Commissioner David Reaves and President John Butler gave welcome remarks. Commissioner Jai Templeton of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture spoke on the economic impact of agriculture. A panel discussion on “Innovation in Ag” featured Mark Pryor, The Seam; Pete Nelson, AgLaunch; and Brad Godwin, Indigo Ag. After the luncheon, the exhibition hall was opened and many Ag companies displayed.
There were 430 art entries from Shelby & DeSoto Counties. Judges of the student were: Joyce Peterson with WMCTV, Jim Todd with UT Extension, Pamela Hassler local artist, and Lesley Landry of Sullivan Branding. Cash prizes were given to each student ($100, $50, $25) and the teacher of the first-place students ($100). The teacher whose name was drawn at random, Anne Smith, received $250 toward classroom supplies.
Winners of the Ag Day Student Art Contest
3rd - 6th Grade Division
1st Place: Jacob Wielgosz - 6th Grade, Arlington Middle School (teacher: Diane Graves)
2nd Place: Oscar Liu - 5th Grade, Riverdale School (teacher: Melissa Cychowski)
3rd Place: Ava Freeman - 6th Grade, Briarcrest Christian School (teacher: Melody Weintraub)
7th - 9th Grade Division
1st Place: Annie Holley - 9th Grade, Houston High School (teacher: Amanda Shulter)
2nd Place: Julia Cutchin - 7th Grade, Briarcrest Christian School (teacher: Melody Weintraub)
3rd Place: Ben Borwick - 8th Grade, Arlington Middle School (teacher: Diane Graves)
10th - 12th Grade Division
1st Place: Macy Clanton - 10th Grade, Arlington High School (teacher: Melanie Anderson)
2nd Place: Jenna-Claire Comella - 11th Grade, Arlington High School (teacher: Carrol McTyre)
3rd Place: Cara McMorran - 12th Grade, Arlington High School (teacher: Melanie Anderson)
Agricenter would like to thank generous sponsors of this contest and exhibition: Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Sullivan Branding, and Mid-South National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA).