FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2019
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 20th. Over 115 people attended the Celebration and Exhibition at the Farmer’s Market. Jim Jaggers, News Channel 3 Meteorologist, was emcee. Welcome remarks were given by President John Butler of Agricenter International, Deputy Commissioner Tom Womack of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and Angela Hill on behalf of Shelby County Government.
A panel discussion on the local food movement was hosted by Margaret Oldham and featured Dr. Heather Jamerson of 275 Food Project, Bill Ganus of Edible Memphis, and Rev. Marlon Foster of Knowledge Quest Green Leaf Learning Farm. After the luncheon, the exhibition hall was open and many Ag companies had displays.
There were 378 art entries from Shelby & DeSoto Counties. Cash prizes were given to each student ($100, $50, $25) and the teacher of each first-place student ($100). The teacher whose name was drawn at random, Monica Scott, received $250 toward classroom supplies.
Winners of the Ag Day Student Art Contest
Congrats to these amazing young artists!
3rd - 5th Grade Division
1st Place: Veronica Gale, Cordova Elementary (Teachers: Shameka Carter and Martha Berge)
2nd Place: Melody McCloskey, Homeschool
3rd Place: Fatiha Dang Kua, Cordova Elementary
6th - 8th Grade Division
1st Place: Ashley Merriweather, City University of Liberal Arts (Teacher: Monica Scott)
2nd Place: Maci McMahon, Arlington Middle School
3rd Place: Kathy Lam, Colonial Middle School
9th - 12th Grade Division
1st Place: Shridhar Athinarayanan, White Station High School (Teacher: Charles Berlin)
2nd Place: Susanna Smith, Arlington High School
3rd Place: Brenna Jackson, Arlington High School
Agricenter would like to thank our generous sponsors of this contest and exhibition: Mid-South National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) and Tennessee Department of Agriculture.