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For Immediate Release

Farm Bureau names winners in safety poster contest

5/4/2010 at 12:00 a.m.

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.



Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 220,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.


For more information contact:

Steve Eddington
(501) 228-1383
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203


Ken Moore
(501) 228-1512
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

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