Tri-State sponsors Wyoming ag bookmark contest

Gigi Dennis congratulates Siobhan Lally, a winner in the Wyoming ag bookmark contest

Gigi Dennis congratulates Siobhan Lally, a winner in the Wyoming ag bookmark contest

Tri-State is proud to have provided sponsorship and judging for the ‘Ag in the Classroom’ bookmark contest designed to celebrate agriculture as an important part of Wyoming’s communities.  Students across Wyoming let their imaginations run wild as they depicted the essence of Wyoming’s agriculture by creating a bookmark.  On April 18, the winners were announced in Cheyenne at the Depot Museum.

Tri-State sponsored the Energy and Natural Resources category and, according to Gigi Dennis, Senior Manager of External Affairs, “It’s fun for Tri-State to participate in this contest and to see the creativity the students express through their artwork.  Under the Energy and Natural Resources Division, the students truly grasp the importance of Wyoming’s rich energy resources.”

The bookmark contest/celebration was open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from around the state with as many as 1,500 students throughout Wyoming competing in this year’s contest.  The contest has been going strong for 20 years and Tri-State is proud to have been involved for the past two years. 

Gigi Dennis shown with Shawn Taylor from Mountain View, Wyoming, another winner in the bookmark contest.

Gigi Dennis shown with Shawn Taylor from Mountain View, Wyoming, another winner in the bookmark contest.

Tri-State sponsored the Energy and Natural Resources category in which there were two winners:  Siobhán Lally from Carbon County in Baggs, Wyoming and Michael Newton from Unita County in Mountain View, Wyoming.

Although Tri-State sponsored the Energy and Natural Resources category, there were various other classifications in which students competed such as the People’s Choice Award, Farm & Crop Production, Predator Management, Ranch & Livestock Production, Water and Soil, and Weed and Pest Management.

Each of the winners was given a backpack, a book and $25.00 in addition to getting lunch and a tour of the capitol.  They also had the opportunity to meet Governor Mead and pose for a congratulatory picture.

The bookmark contest/celebration is a hands-on way for Tri-State to spark students’ enthusiasm in Energy and Natural Resources.

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