Katie Mattison, Wisconsin Farm Bureau District Representative, awards fifth graders, Veronica Awsumb and Dominic Forster, their prizes with help from Monica Krings, Pierce County Representative for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. Submitted photo
Katie Mattison, Wisconsin Farm Bureau District Representative, awards fifth graders, Veronica Awsumb and Dominic Forster, their prizes with help from Monica Krings, Pierce County Representative for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. Submitted photo

Submitted by George Klink, Elmwood Elementary School

ELMWOOD, WI – Elmwood Elementary fifth graders are boasting not one, but two, winners in the annual essay contest conducted by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.

Veronica Awsumb, daughter of Nikole Awsumb, of rural Elmwood, and Ulysses Awsumb, of River Falls, took third place in the competition. Capturing first place was Dominic Forster, son of John and Lexi Forster of rural Elmwood.  Along with this recognition, Dominic’s essay goes on to a district level competition of 13 county winners all vying for the opportunity to win at the state level.

Presenting the certificates of award and a cash prize to each student is Pierce County Farm Bureau Representative, Monica Krings and District Farm Bureau Representative, Katie Mattison. 

This year’s theme was on Wisconsin’s state fruit, the cranberry. Krings and Mattison treated all of the fifth graders to ice cream topped with cranberries and cranberry juice. 

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s annual essay contest is open to all fourth and fifth graders in the state.