Edmonson Voice Report:
Ella Lindsey, a student at Kyrock Elementary, was named the Edmonson County winner in the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest, according to a statement from the Edmonson County Conservation District Office. The contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed: “Things That Fly.”
Students in grades K-12 from across the Commonwealth used the theme to create 18,249 art entries. Judges from 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," a statement from the conservation office said.
Individual School winners included 1st place Ella Lindsey, 2nd place Madison Duvall, and 3rd place Savanna Detweiler, all of Kyrock Elementary, and 1st place Taya Watt, 2nd place, Bryson Wheat, and 3rd place Jackson Roney, from South Edmonson Elementary. There were 277 entries in the Art Contest in Edmonson County.
While the winners were not able to be together in person, the EC Conservation District was able to scan their artwork so the art could still be shared.
"The District deeply appreciates the Art Teachers who take time in their busy schedules to teach the material and assist the students in entering the contest," the conservation office said. "Please join us in our appreciation of Ms. Nan Raymer and Ms. Jessica Doyle."