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Pierce County Ag Essay Coordinator Monica Krings presents essay contest winner Shyla LaPorte with a certificate and prizes for being the Pierce County Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest Winner. Submitted photo.

Plum City student is essay winner

education Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011
Pierce County Herald
Plum City student is essay winner
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

PLUM CITY--Shyla LaPorte, a fifth grade student from Plum City, is the Pierce County winner of the Agriculture in the Classroom essay contest.

Wisconsin fourth and fifth graders were asked to write a 100-to-300 word essay with the theme, "Wisconsin farms help me eat a healthy lunch by."

LaPorte is the daughter of Tina and Roger LaPorte. Jeff Fahrendorff is her fifth grade teacher at the school.

A total of 1,996 Wisconsin students wrote essays for the competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Frontier FS and We Energies.