AMS students harvest awards in contest
Armuchee Middle students harvest awards in Farm Bureau essay contest
Posted on 03/09/2012
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Levi Johnson, a sixth-grade student at Armuchee Middle School, is the winner of the Georgia Farm Bureau essay contest for Floyd County. In fact, Armuchee Middle students harvested the top four awards in the county contest. Johnson took top honors with his essay on why Georgia farmers are his heroes while Armuchee Middle’s William Hubbard placed second, Leyli Smith placed third and Celine Chan was fourth.  All of the Armuchee Middle students are sixth-graders. The essay contest is sponsored by the Georgia Farm Bureau and is open to middle school students in Georgia in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade. 

Johnson’s essay displays his admiration for farmers because of their importance to our economy now and in the future. Johnson wrote, “Their hard work is very beneficial to our economy. Growing and selling to our own nation and with others as well.” He added, “we have learned that most products we use in everyday life for nutrition or fashion trends come from our Georgia farmers.” Johnson not only noted the farmers contribution to our food supply in his essay but also that much of what we wear and other elements of our daily lives begin with a farmer. He wrote, “So tonight when you’re eating dinner or tomorrow morning when you’re getting dressed, think about the Georgia farmers who got it there for you.” 

Johnson’s essay will now represent the county at the district level of the Georgia Farm Bureau competition. Ten district winners will receive a $100 award and advance to the state finals. The state winner will receive an additional $150 award.