Essay contest winners
The winners of the Idaho County Farm Bureau Essay Contest are all fifth graders from Cottonwood schools.
In first place is Kayla Rehder, daughter of Kevin and Kathy Rehder. Second place is Taylor Lustig, daughter of Dominic and Gina Lustig, Winona. Third place winner is Emma Gehring, daughter of Gerry and Valery Gehring, Keuterville. Kayla and Taylor are students at Summit Academy and Mrs. Gina Lustig is their teacher. Emma is a Prairie Elementary student and Mrs. Jessica Vanderwall is her teacher. All three essays have been sent to the District 5 level for competition with the other North Idaho counties. Winners at district will compete at state level. Congratulations to these winners who received cash prizes for their entries.
Kayla Rehder's name was drawn to receive $25, for the crossword puzzle competition.

Shown are the Idaho County Farm Bureau essay contest winners. In the left hand photo are Taylor Lustig, 2nd place and Kayla Rehder, first place, with Summit Academy principal Luke Carey. At right is Emma Gehring, 3rd place. Photos by Jeanne Arnzen and Prairie Elementary.

Art Design Contest winners named
The county winners for the Art Design Contest sponsored by Idaho Farm Bureau are: Hailey Russell, first place, Molly Schwartz, second and Hunter Chaffee, third. They received cash prizes and all the entries for the contest have been forwarded to District 5 for judging on the district level. Top winners will compete at state for cash prizes.
Hailey is the daughter of Valor and Lorie (Palmer) Russell, Grangeville and a sixth grade student at Grangeville Middle School. Mr. Allen is her homeroom teacher.
Molly Schwartz, is the daughter of Jared and Annmarie Schwartz of Ferdinand, attending sixth grade at Prairie Elementary, Cottonwood. Hunter Chaffee, the son of Kevin and Shari Chaffee of Cottonwood, and also attends Prairie Elementary and in sixth grade. Mrs. Sherry Holthaus is the teacher for the sixth grade students.
Thanks to all who entered the contest.

Farm Bureau Art Design contest winners. Left hand photo is Hailey Russell, 1st place. Right hand photo are Molly Schwartz, 2nd and Hunter Chaffee, 3rd. Photos by Lorie Palmer and Prairie Elementary.

Students attend Farm & Forest Fair
All the fifth grade students from Prairie Elementary and fifth/sixth graders from Summit Academy traveled to Orofino for the Farm and Forest Fair held at the National Guard Armory last Tuesday, March 27.
The students were treated to 8-minute learning sessions -there were ten stations - to hear about forest products, different kinds of trees, weeds, 4-H program, a video on Wheat, the Wheat Book with pancakes, Maggie the Cow, care of animals by Idaho/Lewis County Cattlemen's Association, and the miniature sawmill from Weippe. The students each had a bag full of samples and handouts provided by each information station. The University of Idaho and Idaho, Clearwater, and Lewis County Extension Offices make this Fair available to the students. Clearwater/Lewis County Farm Bureau and Idaho County Farm Bureau underwrote the program this year.

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