Edmonson Voice Report:
Jesse Denham, a student at South Edmonson Elementary, was named the Edmonson County winner in the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest. This contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed: “Take a Hike”.
Students in grades K-12 from across the Commonwealth used the theme to create almost 30,000 art entries. Judges from the local conservation districts, along with county officials and the UK Ag Extension office, chose county winners whose entry 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. State, area, and county winners will receive a check sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau. First, second, and third place winners in Edmonson County received a medallion, medallion stand, a small cash prize, and a certificate commemorating their win, with the county winner also receiving a plaque. South Edmonson Elementary also received $100 from the Conservation District for having the highest percentage of entries, to be used at their discretion.
Along with Jesse Denham in first place, Briley Coulter won second, and Kenzley Carrol won third, all from South Edmonson Elementary. There were 161 entries in the Art Contest from South Edmonson Elementary.
"We commend Ms. Jessica Doyle, South Edmonson Elementary Art teacher, for her continuing commitment in encouraging the student’s participation in the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest," said Barbara Johnson, Administrative Secretary for the Edmonson County Conservation District.