American Farmers & Ranchers announces poster design winners

More than 4,000 Oklahoma elementary school students expressed their appreciation for farmers during the 2018 American Farmers & Ranchers poster contest.

“We are extremely pleased with the many creative ways students demonstrated with original artwork explaining our theme, what does agriculture do for me,” Micaela Danker, AFR youth coordinator, said.

Guidelines for the poster contest included: posters must solely be the work of the student and students may use crayons, markers, pens, pencils, etc.

Posters were judged on originality, creativity, neatness, content and overall effect.

There were two age divisions: Division I included first and second grades and Division II included third and fourth grades.

Cash scholarships were awarded to students in each division:

Division I: first place—Saraed Peachey, Lindbergh Elementary; second place—Lyndee Miller, Carnegie Elementary; third place—Cristobal Oliveros Cancino, Lindbergh Elementary; fourth place—Brooklynn Estes, Wellston Elementary; and fifth place—Jayda Bond, Valliant Elementary.

Division II: first place—Cason Hood, Apache Elementary; second place—Jovani Gonzalez, Laverne Elementary; third place—Mya Stephenson, Maryetta Elementary; fourth place—Preston Foster, Canton Elementary; and fifth place—Angel Hernandez, Frederick Elementary.