Three Wake County elementary school students are amonth thirteen whose art pieces were chosen for the North Carolina Farm to School 2016-2017 calendar.
The Farm to School program began in 1997 as a collaborative effort of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Food Distribution and Marketing divisions.
“Every year this calendar contest gets bigger and better, with more entries and an outstanding selection of artwork to choose from. The judges have a very difficult job picking just 13 pieces from the nearly 5,000 entries we received,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.
Kyleigh Long, a kindergartner at Rand Road Elementary, produced the cover art for the calendar. Mia Aldana, a fourth-grader at Fox Road Elementary, produced the art for February 2017, and Julianna Moore, a fourth-grader at Rand Road Elementary, produced the art for June 2017.
The contest was open to all public elementary students across the state. The winners received $50 gift cards sponsored by the N.C. Farm to School Cooperative. The N.C. Grange sponsored the Farm to School calendar.
Winners were announced at an awards ceremony at the Got to Be NC Festival in Raleigh. The winning artwork will be on display throughout the year in the Agriculture Building and at the N.C. State Fair in October.