Carlee Lynn was recently named the state winner of the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Middle School Essay Contest. A sixth-grader at Long County Middle School, Lynn won the state prize of $150 and a $100 prize for being the top winner from Georgia Farm Bureau’s 7th District, which includes 17 counties in southeast Georgia. She is the daughter of Bob and Janna Lynn of Ludowici.
Open to all sixth through eighth graders in Georgia, 1,275 students participated in the contest statewide. A winner was selected from each of GFB’s 10 districts and the state winner was selected from the 10 district essays.
In their essays, students were asked to answer the question, “What would happen if there were no farmers or ranchers?” Participating students were instructed to explore the many products, such as medicines, clothes, books, and cosmetics, made from raw materials that come from farms. Students also learned about the jobs and economic contributions agriculture provides to their local and state economies.
Essays were judged on clarity of thought and writing skill. Lynn’s essay can be read by visiting www.gfb.ag/7lynn .
“The Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest gives students a chance to learn about Georgia agriculture as they develop their writing and research skills,” said GFB Women’s Leadership Committee Chairman Nancy Kennedy.
The Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee coordinated the statewide contest. Locally, the Long County Farm Bureau coordinated the contest.
“We are proud of Carlee for being selected as the GFB Seventh District winner and the state winner of the Georgia Farm Bureau Essay Contest,” said Long County Farm Bureau President Manuel Sneed. “On behalf of Long County Farm Bureau, I would like to thank the students and teachers who participated in our essay contest.”