An Effingham County student recently was named as one of the 25 winners in the annual Agriculture Day in Georgia visual art and essay contests sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom Council, Inc.
Catherine McLean, a student at Ebenezer Elementary School, was one of the two who received honorable mention in the K-3 group in the art category.
She was unable to attend the awards ceremony in the Georgia Department of Agriculture headquarters on Capitol Square in Atlanta.
Agriculture Day honors the contributions of farmers and those in agriculture. The theme for this year’s contests was: Georgia Grown – A Better Choice.
Prior to the awards ceremony, the students met in the State Capitol with Gov. Sonny Perdue who read and signed a proclamation declaring March 19 as Agriculture Day in Georgia and posed for a group photo with the students, Commissioner Tommy Irvin and Deputy Commissioner Terry Coleman.