Edmonson Voice Report:
Sophia Prunty, 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: “We all need Water.”
Students, grades K-12 from across the Commonwealth used the theme to create 29,388 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 from Edmonson County Conservation District 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. Winners were Sophia Prunty who placed first, Lyla Wilson placed second, and London Alford placed third, all from South Edmonson Elementary. There were 144 entries in the Art Contest from South Edmonson Elementary.
Barbara Johnson, administrative secretary for the Edmonson County Conservation District, said "We commend Ms. Jessica Doyle, South Edmonson Elementary Art teacher, for her continuing commitment in encouraging the students participation in the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest."