STATEWIDE ART WINNER: Christian Academy of Carrollton second-grader Hannah Weedman. (Submitted photo)
STATEWIDE ART WINNER: Christian Academy of Carrollton second-grader Hannah Weedman. (Submitted photo)
Artistic young people were honored by the Carroll County Conservation District during a recent program to honor winners of an annual contest.

Students from around the state competed in the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contests by completing drawings and essays inspired by their education on soil, water, forestry and wildlife conservation.

Thousands of students have participated in the contests since they were established in 1974 and 1944, respectively.

In March, a banquet was held to honor the top three students from participating Carroll County schools and statewide art winner, Hannah Weedman.

Top art winners from Cartmell Elementary School were third grade student Alyssa Munier, fifth grade student Skilar Brown and fourth grade student Joshua Musselman.

Top art winners from the Christian Academy of Carrollton were second grade student Hannah Weedman and fifth grade students Karah Southworth and Braydon Taylor.

Top essay winners from the Christian Academy of Carrollton were tenth grade students Josh Rhea, Faith Flynn and Savannah Hill.