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Lafayette High junior Coleman Stivers was awarded top honors in the 2012 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest, sponsored in part by AT&T. He and the winner on the girls’ side, Megan Harper of Marshall County, were recognized at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Dec. 6 in Louisville.
Megan and Coleman, who also attends Locust Trace AgriScience Farm, were selected from 22 district finalists out of about 200 young people who competed in county and district contests during the past several months. Judges met with the students for personal interviews, awarding points for their leadership record, conversational ability and scholastic achievement. The two statewide winners each received a $2,000 college scholarship, an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., on the Kentucky Farm Bureau Congressional Tour in February, a luggage set and a watch.
With nearly 500,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. For more information, contact Carrie Johnson at the Fayette County office, 859-253-0023.