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WAIC celebrates resources

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Each year, Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom (WAIC) holds a bookmark contest for Wyoming students in second through fifth grades to highlight their understanding and appreciation for the state’s resources. Students create a message centered around natural resources and industries in Wyoming, and illustrate their message.

Over 1,600 entries from schools across Wyoming were submitted to for the 2021 Bookmark Contest. Following review by a panel of judges and a voting period by the public, the finalists and the People’s Choice award were selected. 

Fifth grader Kolbe Chant from the Little Snake River Valley School in Baggs won the People’s Choice award. Bookmark finalists include Lily Barker of Evanston, Emily Duncan of Buffalo, Bella Fonté of Laramie, Jess Grant of Glenrock, Elise King of Gillette, Constance Merriam of Sheridan, Alina Peterson of Buffalo, Angelina Rudd of Lander, Leah Sibert of Mountain View, Sofie Skalberg of Baggs and Wyatt Williamson of Moorcroft. 

The finalists, along with their families and teachers, will be honored at an annual celebration in Cheyenne. Additionally, these winning bookmark designs will be printed and distributed around the state to advocate for the state’s resources. 

                  View the People’s Choice and finalist bookmarks on page 9, with more coming in future editions. For more information on the contest or the function of Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom, visit

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