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FARM CITY: Committee honors top farmers, students

The Pike County Farm City Committee honored local farmers and students Thursday night at the 2018 Pike County Farm City Banquet at the Pike County Cattlemen’s Complex.

More than 150 people gathered to witness the honors bestowed.

The W.E. Curtis and Son and Wingard-Mills Family farms both earned Century Farm status for maintaining the farmland for the past 100 years.

Former Pike County Extension agent Katie Thomas awarded local students that competed in poster and essay competitions.

Kindergarten through third grade winners in the poster contest were Asa Thompson, PLAS, first place; Hunter Price, Banks Primary, second place; and David Riley, PLAS, third place

Fourth through sixth grade winners were Katy Lyn Lee, PLAS, first place; Addison Richburg, PLAS, second place; and Yaley McLendon, PLAS, third place.

Ciara Laird, New Life Christian Academy, won first place in the seventh through ninth grade essay contest for the second consecutive year. Jheran Turner, New Life, placed second and Armani Brown, New Life, placed third.

Winners in 10th through 12th grades were Slade Outlaw, GHS, first place; Zane Shaver, PLAS, second place; and Weston Brown, GHS, third place.

Winners of the Farm City media contest were Brandon Cuahun, GHS, first place; Tyler Lee, GHS, second place; and Carson Williams, GHS, third place.

Alisa Kay Culpepper was presented with the “Female Youth Award”; Joseph Jordan received the “Male Youth Award”; Brady Tew won the “Conservation Award;” Heath Wesley received the “Poultry Award;” Kevin Stephens won the “Beef Award;” William “Peavy” Trotter claimed the “Forestry Award;” W.O. Sanders Jr. won the “Row-Crop Award;” Scott Farm Supply was honored for its service to agriculture and the city; and Keith Roling was honored for service to agriculture.