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Jacob Hill, a Tualatin Elementary School third-grader, is one of 13 winners featured in a calendar promoting agricultural prodcuts.

COURTESY PHOTO:  - Jacob Hill, a third-grader at Tualatin Elementary School, is one of the winners for the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundations calendar art contest. His take on peppermint is featured for the month of December.Tualatin Elementary School third-grader Jacob Hill was recently named one of 13 winners in a statewide calendar art Contest sponsored by Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.

Hill's artwork was selected among the top winners following more than 600 submissions throughout the state in kindergarten through the sixth grade. The artwork was supposed to feature one of Oregon's 220 agricultural commodities and Hill's drawing was of Oregon peppermint, which will be displayed in the calendar for the month of December.

"The calendar contest is a great project for teachers and students to assign as a fun project during this time of distance learning," Jessica Jansen, executive director of Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, said in a news release. "It gives teachers an opportunity to discuss the bounty and beauty of Oregon agriculture and incorporate art into their virtual classrooms."

The 13 student winners will receive a $50 award and certificate to commemorate their honor. Meanwhile, winning artwork will be displayed on the agricultural foundation's website. The calendars are free to Oregon teachers or can be ordered for $4 each at oregonaitc.org/shop.


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