Washington County students win calendar contest
Three Washington County students will have their work featured in a 12-month calendar by Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom, after winning the organization's annual contest.
Hillsboro elementary school students Hain Kim and Sonia Seligman and Banks fourth grader Garrett Kuiper will be featured in the organization's annual calendar. A reception announcing the calendar's 13 winners was held at the Oregon State Fair in Salem on Aug 26.
The contest was open statewide to private and public schools, with more than 2,000 entries filed for 2018.
On top of winning a spot in the calendar, the 13 winners received a $50 award and certificate.
A fifth grader at Carden Cascade Academy in Hillsboro, Hain entered a picture of Oregon vegetables she created using watercolor pencils, copic markers and a black sharpie.
Also winning the award from Carden, Sonia, a sixth grader, created a picture of the shape of Oregon featuring blackberries.
Garrett, a fourth-grade student from St. Francis Assisi in Banks, won the award for his picture depicting a logging scene.
"I chose to draw this picture because I hope to be logger one day like my grandpa and uncles. I know logging is very important to Oregon's economy," Garrett said.
Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation is a nonprofit aimed at supporting students learning more about the state's natural resources, environment and agriculture.
The calendar is free for Oregon teachers or can be purchased on the organization's website for $4.
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