DFB announces essay contest winners

by | Feb 15, 2019

Stewart Ramsey, left, chairman of the Delaware Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee, presented prizes for the Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest to Smyrna Middle School students Heather Thwin, third place; Jessica Cunningham, first place; and Reaghan King, second place. Their teacher is Stephanie Freimuth. (Photos courtesy Delaware Farm Bureau)

Dover High School winners of the 2018 Delaware Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest, with their teacher, Jennifer Taylor, were Olivia Matthews, left, first place, and Nia Wright, second place.

CAMDEN, Del. — Jessica Cunningham, seventh grader at Smyrna Middle School, and Olivia Matthews, 10th grader at Dover High won first place prizes and $300 each in the 2018 Delaware Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest. This year’s topic was “Solving World Hunger.”
The contest is a project of the Delaware Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee, whose mission is to promote and protect Delaware agriculture through education and promotion.
Cunningham is the daughter of Kevin Cunningham and Dawn Reidhaar.
Second- and third-place prizes were $200 and $100, respectively.
There are also gift certificates for the teachers whose student submitted a winning essay.
The second-place winner at the high school level was Nia Wright, also a 10th grader at Dover High. She is the daughter of Arlene and Robert Wright.
Jennifer Taylor is teacher of both winners. The high school students were required to submit a 1,000 word essay.
At the middle school level, second prize was won by Reaghan King, daughter of Jim and Kate King. Third prize went to Heather Thwin, daughter of Thwin and Saw Oo.
Teacher of all three middle school winners is Stephanie Freimuth. Middle schoolers submitted essays of at least 500 words.

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