MACON, GA– Taylor Baxley was recently named the state winner of the 24th Annual Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) High School Art Contest. A senior at Kennesaw Mountain High School, Baxley received $100 for being the top winner from GFB’s District 3 and an additional $250 cash prize as the state winner. Baxley is the daughter of Laurie Baxley and Mark Baxley.
A winner was selected from each of GFB’s 10 districts. The state winner and two runners-up were chosen from the 10 district winners. Drawings were judged on artistic merit and how well the artwork represented Georgia agriculture.
The contest, sponsored by Georgia Farm Bureau, was open to any Georgia high school student in grades 9-12. The contest attracted 54 entries statewide.
“Georgia Farm Bureau’s Annual Art Contest is a creative way for students to explore Georgia agriculture. As students design their artwork, it’s our hope they learn about the different crops and livestock Georgia farmers raise and the economic contributions agriculture makes to Georgia’s economy,” said GFB Women’s Leadership Committee Chairman Carol McQueen. “Taylor is to be commended for winning this contest. We had many talented entries this year.”
Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee coordinated the statewide contest. Locally, Cobb County Farm Bureau coordinated the contest.
“I’m so proud of Taylor for being the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest state and district winner,” said Cobb County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chairman Chy Kellogg. “On behalf of Cobb County Farm Bureau, I would like to thank the students and teachers who participated in our art contest, increasing the awareness of Georgia agriculture and the significant impact it has on our daily lives.”
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