Plum City student is essay winner
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.