POLK COUNTY — Polk County Women for Agriculture (PCWA) is happy to announce the winners of their fifth annual Constitutional essay contest for Polk County high school students.

Jacob North, of Dallas, won first prize and $300 with his essay explaining what he had learned by reading the Constitution. PCWA was impressed with the research he did and that he included a bibliography.

Sam Kenyon was second and won $200 with his clear writing and good insights. He noted that “it revealed to me . . . the wisdom that was behind the key beliefs of our country’s strongest leaders.”

Third-place Kirk Fairchild was impressed that, “Men who had limited to no experience with government came up with the document that still governs our nation. . . It is a necessary document for the survival of our nation.” He will receive $100.

PCWA sponsors this contest annually to encourage high school students to read and understand the U.S. Constitution. In addition to monetary prizes, each student will receive a set of books about the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, donated by WINREP.

Contact Arlene Kovash, kovasha@gmail.com, for information about next year’s contest.

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