Luxemburg-Casco student is finalist in Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom contest
For the Star-News
KEWAUNEE COUNTY – Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate student Stella Jauquet was named a finalist in this year’s Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom contest.
Each year the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program hosts an essay contest to engage students in writing, reading and research through the context of food and agriculture.
Essays are judged on content, grade-appropriate writing benchmarks, and creativity.
Through this year’s program, Wisconsin fourth and fifth graders were asked to write a 500-word essay with the theme, “You’re Gonna Need Milk for That – Wisconsin Dairy support our bodies, communities and economy.”
More than 1,800 students wrote essays for the competition.
Essay entries were judged at the county, district and state levels and nine district winners were named state finalists and received a prize package including a medal, Wisconsin dairy books, admission to the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center and Culver’s prize pack.
The state winner also received a plaque and prizes valued at more than $250.
District 1 – Marlena Shera, Saint Frances Cabrini, Washington County
District 2 – Layla Siegel, Monticello Elementary, Green County
District 3 – Bree Stalsberg, Fennimore Elementary, Grant County
District 4 – Abby Ruff, Alma Elementary, Buffalo County
District 5 – Joey Visger, Tri-County Elementary, Waushara County
District 6 – Julia Pielhop, Holy Family Catholic School, Calumet County
District 7 – Preston Braun, St. James Lutheran School, Shawano County
District 8 – Haley Penza, Almond Bancroft Elementary, Portage County
District 9 – Penelope Heiniger, Prescott Intermediate School, Pierce County
District 1 – Miller Kozlowski, Miller Elementary, Washington County
District 2 – Evelyn Cooley, Kegonsa Elementary, Dane County
District 3 – Tara Lenzendorf, Seneca Elementary, Crawford County
District 4 – Kailey Knight, St. Boniface Catholic School, Buffalo County
District 5 – Alyssandra Hodorff, Faith Lutheran School, Fond du Lac County
District 6 – Stella Jauquet, Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate, Kewaunee County
District 7 – Clayton Roberts, New London Intermediate School, Waupaca County
District 8 – No finalist named
District 9 – Michael Christensen, Colfax Elementary, Dunn County
State winners were Bree Stalsberg and Michael Christensen.
Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program provides teachers and K-12 students with an understanding of how their food is produced.