In October 2013, students in Gallatin County celebrated National Farm to School Month by creating inspiring, original posters that express the theme “My favorite Montana food.” National Farm to School Month is a time to celebrate the connections happening all across the country between schools and local food producers.
With growing participation, 213 students from eight schools, Amsterdam, Bozeman Summit, Heck Quaw, Hyalite, Longfellow, Manhattan, and Middle Creek Montessori, submitted their artwork for this contest organized by Gallatin Valley Farm to School. The contest was open to kindergarten – 5th grade students residing in Gallatin County.
Judges from different backgrounds came together to do the difficult job of selecting a grand prize winner, overall winners for each grade level, and one winner for each participating school. The following students were selected to receive prizes.
Grand Prize – Kayla Burrows, 5th Grade, Hyalite Elementary
Kindergarten Champion, Isabella Sailor, Manhattan Elementary
1st Grade Champion – Lucy Al-Chokhachy, 1st Grade student, Longfellow Elementary
2nd Grade Champion – Delaney Kane, 2nd Grade, Hyalite Elementary
3rd Grade Champion – Sander Moog, 3rd Grade, Middle Creek Montessori
4th Grade Champion – Khalid Almafod, 4th Grade, Hyalite Elementary
5th Grade Champion – Jessica Masshardt, 5th Grade, Middle Creek Montessori
Amsterdam School Champion – Shayna Sybesma, 5th Grade
Bozeman Summit School Champion – Tillman Bartholomew, 2nd Grade
Heck/Quaw School Champion – Robert McNeil, 1st Grade
Hyalite School Champion – Kamea Four Star, 4th Grade
Longfellow School Champion – Miles Al-Chokhachy, 4th Grade
Manhattan School Champion – Isabella Sailor, Kindergarten
Middle Creek Montessori School Champion – Sadie Omohundro, 3rd Grade
The Grand Prize winner will receive a gift certificate from Rocky Mountain Toy Company. The school-level and grade-level winners received prizes from Bohart Ranch, Bozeman Hot Springs, Spire Climbing, Fairmont Hot Springs and Bozeman Pools. All of the posters will be displayed as a slideshow on Gallatin Valley Farm to School’s web site (www.gvfarmtoschool.org).