Student wins Farm Bureau art contest
PHS student wins Farm Bureau art contest
Posted on 04/16/2012
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Courtney Minter, a senior at Pepperell High School, has taken first place in the Georgia Farm Bureau’s Art Contest for the district. Minter placed first in the district contest that includes 15 counties in northeast Georgia. Minter won a $100 cash prize for being the top winner in the district and $50 as the first place winner of the Floyd County Farm Bureau Art Contest. A winner was selected from each of the organization’s 10 districts. The state winner and two runners-up were chosen from the 10 district winners. Minter is an art student in the classes of Alicia Murray, art teacher at Pepperell High School. 

Drawings were judged on artistic merit and how well the artwork represented Georgia agriculture. The contest was open to any student in ninth to 12th grade. There were sixty-one entries in the state contest. 

Georgia Farm Bureau is the largest general farm organization in the state and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The organization has 158 county offices, and approximately one out of nine Georgians are involved with Farm Bureau. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors.