An 11th grader from LaPorte High School was honored at the Statehouse for placing first in an essay contest.
Jessica Bohlin was recognized by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and State Representative Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) for her winning essay in the contest entitled: “Our Food, Our Farmers: Nourishing Generations of Hoosiers.” Five other essay winners were also acknowledged in two other age categories at the Statehouse Tuesday.
This contest, sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers and Indiana Humanities, kicked off the 2013 celebration of Indiana’s Agriculture Appreciation Month.
Bohlin said that she has just gotten into agriculture in the last year and thinks it’s amazing how important agriculture is to everyone.