by Barbara Johnson, EC Conservation District:
Cam Lich, a seventh grade student at Edmonson County Middle School was named the Area Three and Edmonson County winner in the 2017 Conservation Writing Contest. Area Three is made up of 12 counties in our region. This contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed: “Water is Life.”
Students from grades K-12 across the Commonwealth used the Water is Life theme to create over 14,000 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 February 8, 2018. State, area, and county winners will receive a check sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau. Mr. Lich has also been invited to an awards ceremony in Frankfort at the Capitol Education Center where he will be honored by the contest sponsors Kentucky Farm Bureau and Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, our state representatives and senators have been invited to help present awards and meet winners and their families.
Other winners from Edmonson County Middle School were 2nd place Grant Merideth and 3rd place Moez Shabaz. There were 18 writing entries in Edmonson County. The three winners will receive a medallion, medallion stand and certificate, with Mr. Lich also receiving plaques and a check from Edmonson County Conservation District.