Circleville Elementary School - 5th grade student Addison Powers has been named one of five statewide winners of the 2018 "Agriculture is cool" scholarship contest put on by the Ohio State Fair in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups.
Powers was recognized October 24th in front of her 5th grade peers and family when representatives from the Ohio State Fair and principal Jill Sims swung by to make the announcement to Mr. Moats' class.
In her essay, Powers uses creative writing to tell a story of a cow named Aggie and her importance to the farm and town she lives in. Read the Full award winning essay here.
The "Ag is Cool" program, which celebrated its eighth year in 2018, provides free Fair admission for any exiting fourth grade student and a chaperone to visit the Ohio State Fair to learn about agriculture. Once at the Fair, the students visit a total of 10 different stations located in barns, education centers and livestock facilities to find key answers to questions such as “How many glasses of milk does a dairy cow produce each day?” or use information they have learned to name surprising products that are made using soybeans. Dozens of the students who visit those stations then return home to write an essay or creative story about what they learned while visiting the “Agriculture is Cool” education program held during the Ohio State Fair. These essays are then reviewed by a panel of judges, who selects just five to be honored as the best in the state.
As a part of her award winning honors, Powers received a $500 scholarship from the Ohio State Fair.