HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (4/16/12) – “My poster design was inspired by the different countries flags,” explained seventh grader Maggie Farmer. “After that it just came together.”
Recently, the Lions Club held a statewide Peace Poster Contest. The contest was eligible for any seventh or eighth grade student, ages thirteen and younger.
At West Hopkins Elementary the seventh and eighth graders were asked to make posters in class for a grade, as they were learning about symbolism.
Maggie Farmer, an avid equestrian from Dalton, submitted a colorful representation of what peace symbolizes to her. Her poster was selected from Mrs. Kim Davis’ reading class and placed first out of all other entries from West Hopkins Elementary School.
When asked about her reaction upon hearing that she’d taken first place at her school Maggie shared her thoughts.
“The moment I found out I’d won, I sat there for a second thinking. Maggie Farmer, the girl who can’t sketch a decent drawing? I was truly amazed and felt very honored.”
Maggie went on to take second place at the district 7 level in the Kentucky statewide contest.
Maggie competes in rodeo events, barrel racing, pole bending and is starting to learn breakaway roping and goat tying. She considers herself an athlete and loves her P.E. classes at school. Maggie’s other favorite subjects in class are reading and math. She also enjoys hunting and fishing in her spare time.
Her family lives on a farm in the Dalton community and has recently adopted a potbelly pig from the humane society to add to their barn full of pets.
SurfKY News asked Teryl Farmer, Maggie’s mother, if her daughter had always been an accomplished artist.
“No,” replied Teryl. “Maggie has always enjoyed class projects but this was a real surprise, an honor.”
SurfKY News would like to congratulate Maggie for this wonderful accomplishment.
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