LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced the winners in its annual statewide safety poster contest.
The contest is for elementary students in two categories,
grades 1-3 and grades 4-6. It is designed to increase awareness on the
part of the children and their families to potential hazards that exist
and how to protect themselves. A total of 45 students from across the
state submitted entries.
The first-place winner in grades 1-3 is Lanee Miller, a
third-grade student at Wonderview Elementary (Conway County). She is the
8-year-old daughter of John and Cheryl Miller of Cleveland and won for
her poster depicting equine safety.
Maggie Jones, a third-grader at Bay Elementary (Craighead
County) and 9-year-old daughter of Rustie and Karla Jones of Jonesboro,
is the second-place winner. Kiley Weir, a third-grade student at
Southside Elementary (Benton County) is third. Weir is the 8-year-old
daughter of Jeremy and Lori Weir of Siloam Springs.
The first-place winner in grades 4–6 is Jennifer Harris, a
fourth-grade student at Stewart Elementary in Forrest City (St.
Francis County). She designed a three dimensional poster on tornado
safety depicting the damage tornadoes can cause. Harris is the
10-year-old daughter of Roy and Netha Harris of Caldwell.
Grant McMurry, a sixth-grade student at Clinton
Intermediate (Van Buren County) is the second-place winner. McMurry is
the 12-year-old son of Frank and Suzanne McMurry of Clinton. Destiny
Nunez, a sixth-grader at McRae Elementary (White County) is third. Nunez
is the 12-year-old daughter of Julie Coffman of Beebe.
First-place winners in each category are awarded $100, second place $75 and third place $50.