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Worland student is ag bookmark winner


April 20, 2016


Ten students were honored in Cheyenne last week as finalists in the bookmark contest for Ag In The Classroom. Worland's Madelyn Robertson (holding her enlarged bookmark design) poses with (l-r) Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom Board member Patrick Zimmerer, Wyoming Department of Agriculture Director Doug Miyamoto, Wyoming Department of Agriculture Deputy Director Stacia Berry, State School Superintendent Jillian Balow, bookmark winner Robertson; East Side fourth-grade teacher Lorraine Loschen; Governor Matt Mead; First Lady Carol Mead; East Side Principal Linda Anderson; and Farm Credit Services of America sponsors Esther Clark and Martha Weischedel.

CHEYENNE - Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom celebrated the 22nd Annual Bookmark Contest in Cheyenne on April 15.

Ten student artists were recognized for their talented artwork and ability to portray an important message about Wyoming's agriculture, energy and natural resources. In total there were 1,450 submissions received from third, fourth and fifth graders across the state.

The 10 students were Madelyn Robertson of East Side Elementary in Worland, Anna Grant of Converse County, Jadea Graves of Platte County, Jayde Ilg of Park County, Noell Kaiser and Nick Lawlar, both Uinta County, Blake Miller of Niobrara County, Grace Neubauer of Fremont County, Ashli Smedley of Laramie County and Melody ZumBrunnen of Niobrara County. 

Eleven students earned honorable mention but did not attend the Cheyenne celebration. They included Myah Herby of Worland and Sydney Spomer of Park County.

Other programs of Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom include: professional development workshops for educators, educator recognition and currently developing new lessons for the classroom known as the Wyoming Stewardship Project.

For more information about the Bookmark Contest and other programs visit:


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