Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Abby Bradshaw, a student at Edmonson County Middle School was named the Edmonson County winner in the 2018 Conservation Writing Contest. This contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed: “I’m Diggin it!"
An excerpt from Ms. Bradshaw’s essay read: "If we had no fertile soil no plants would grow. If no plants grew, we would have no animals. No soil>no plants>no animals>no humans."
Students grades K-12 from across the Commonwealth used the soils theme to create over 17,000 Writing entries. Judges from the local conservation districts, along with county officials and the UK Ag Extension office, chose county winners whose entries then moved on to the state level competition.
"A distinguished panel of judges with diverse environmental backgrounds selected statewide winners in both writing and art categories on January 25, 2019," said the local conservation office in a release. State, area, and county winners will receive a check sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.
Other winners from Edmonson County Middle School are Evelyn Bolton (second place) and Greenlee Goins (third place). There were 145 writing entries in Edmonson County. The three winners will receive a medallion, medallion and certificate, with Ms. Bradshaw also receiving a plaque.