Wins state essay contest
Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:01 pm
STATE WINNER — Ben Jones, Obion County 4-H Honor Club and 4-H All-Star member, recently attended the 64th annual Tennessee 4-H Congress. Each Congress delegate is required to write an essay in order to be eligible to attend this prestigious event. Winning essays are chosen by each region in Tennessee and regional winning essays are read by the delegates at 4-H Congress. Jones was chosen as the state essay winner in a competition of more than 450 essays. The theme for this year’s essays was, “Tennessee 4-H: Reflection to Perfection.” Essays were judged based upon subject matter content, grammatical composition, originality and neatness. Each regional winner was awarded a pen and pencil set and a $50 U.S. savings bond, donated by Jenny Yeary. As the state winner, Jones also received a desk set, donated by Former University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Workers Association. Presenting Jones’ award was Ms. Yeary. To read Jones’ essay, visit the following website: http://www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/stcong/essay/WestEssay.htm.
Published in The Messenger 4.26.11