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AG in the classroom
Stephanie Meshell con-tinued the tradition her father, Dewitt, began many years ago and hosted "Ag in the Classroom" at her ranch. Trinity County Farm Bureau sponsors this annually for all fourth graders in the county. Trinity, Apple Springs, Centerville, and Groveton school were present on Wednesday, May 1st to allow the youngsters to experience a day learning about agriculture, safety etc. Just less than 200 students, aides and teach-ers were out to enjoy the day. Several stations were set up to visit with the youngsters and tell them about the different aspects of farming and ranching. Following each group spending at least thirty minutes at each station they were fed hotdogs and played some games. Prior to the "Ag in the Classroom" Farm Bureau sponsored a poster contest at each school. The winners were presented monetary prizes following the lunch. Groveton winners were 1st Kaylin Magee, 2nd Kirsten Garbs, and 3rd Chastity Blair. Trinity winners were 1st Marissa Oliva, 2nd Emilo Llanos and 3rd Bryan Bush. Apple Springs Winners were 1st Kacie Northcutt, 2nd Lola Pillows and 3rd Kathryn Turner. Centerville Win-ners were 1st Kacie Mott, 2nd Manuel Mediano and 3rd Lexie May. These posters will be on display at the Farm Bureau office for about a month and then each youngster may get their poster. Southwest Dairy Center of Sulphur Springs had sent a milk cow. Employ-ees Kayler Campbeu and Larry Graham presented this exhibit to the youngsters but had to leave early so were not photographed.