This October, students in Gallatin County celebrated National Farm to School Month by creating inspiring, original posters that express the theme “Farm to School Under the Big Sky.” National Farm to School Month is a time to celebrate the connections happening all across the country between schools and local food producers.
Over 180 students from four schools, Bozeman Summit School, Hyalite, Longfellow, 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 – Amelia McNeil, 3rd grade, Middle Creek Montessori
Kindergarten Champion – Lucy Al-Chokhachy, Kindergarten, Longfellow Elementary
1st Grade Champion – 1st Grade student, Hyalite Elementary
2nd Grade Champion – Sam Bell, 2nd Grade, Middle Creek Montessori
3rd Grade Champion – Sarah Tadvic, 3rd Grade, Middle Creek Montessori
4th Grade Champion – Rowan Lunceford, 4th Grade, Hyalite Elementary
5th Grade Champion – Bridget Dassenko, 5th Grade, Hyalite Elementary
Hyalite School Champion – Jack Montoya, 2nd Grade
Longfellow School Champion – Inga Tresbesch, 1st Grade
Bozeman Summit School Champion – Ryan Mahoney, 3rd Grade
Middle Creek Montessori School Champion – Keira Devlin, 3rd Grade
The Grand Prize winner will receive a gift certificate from Rocky Mountain Toy Company. The school-level and grade-level winners will each receive a Farm to School t-shirt. In addition, winning posters will be displayed in Bozeman at Sola Café in January. All of the posters will be displayed as a slideshow on this website… stay tuned!
Thank you to all students who submitted posters for the contest! All the posters were fantastic and we are very excited to post them on our website soon!