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Darien fifth graders second and third in county essay contest

IMAGE: Emilee Colson (front left) and Diego Serna (front right) tok second and third place, respectively, in an essay contest sponsored by the Walworth County Farm Bureau. Presenting the award to them was master gardener George Mroch and Darien fifth grade teacher Erin Rae.

Emilee Colson (front left) and Diego Serna (front right) tok second and third place, respectively, in an essay contest sponsored by the Walworth County Farm Bureau. Presenting the award to them was master gardener George Mroch and Darien fifth grade teacher Erin Rae. 

Darien Elementary School fifth graders Emilee Colson and Diego Serna took second and third place, respectively, in the 2017 WFBF Ag In The Classroom Essay Contest sponsored by the Walworth County Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee.

The winners were recognized at the Walworth County Farm Bureau Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 17.

The students took part after Master Gardner George Mroch came to Darien Elementary to do a project with students about how to clone plants.

The students in Ms. Erin Rae’s and Mr. Patrick Wrubble’s classes took part in the essay contest as part of their science project.

In addition to placing in the contest, Emilee received $15 and three tickets to the June Dairy Breakfast. Diego received a $10 award and three tickets to the June Dairy Breakfast.

As their teacher, Ms. Rae received two dairy breakfast and a hard cover book titled “Time for Cranberries” and an educator guide to donate to our school library.

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