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AFR Announces 2017 Poster Winners

More than 4,000 Oklahoma elementary school students expressed their appreciation for farmers during the 2017 American Farmers & Ranchers poster contest.

"We are extremely pleased with the many creative ways students demonstrated with original artwork why we should thank our farmers and ranchers," Micaela Danker, AFR youth development coordinator, said.

Guidelines for the poster contest included:

  • Posters must solely be the work of the student.
  • Students may use crayons, markers, pens, pencils, etc.
  • Posters were judged on originality, creativity, neatness, content and overall effect.
  • There were two age divisions: Division I: Grades 1&2; and Division II: Grades 3&4.
  • Cash scholarships were awarded to students in each division: First Place: $100; Second Place: $75; Third, Fourth & Fifth Place: $50.

The winners are:

Division I

1st       Maddilyn Taron, Barnard Elementary - Tecumseh

2nd      Gabrielle Snyder, Cimarron Elementary - Cimarron

3rd       Kruz Shirey, Barnard Elementary - Tecumseh

4th       Sumher Pritchett, Maryetta School - Stilwell

5th       Isaac Ervin, W. R. Teague Elementary - Wagoner

Division II

1st       Madison Savage, Gracemont Elementary -Gracemont

2nd      Stone Davis, Carnegie Elementary - Carnegie

3rd       Breanna Wilson, Maryetta Elementary - Stilwell

4th       Savanna Key, W. R. Teague Elementary - Wagoner

5th       Sydalee Kent, Maryetta School - Stilwell