Elijah Bellinger, a fourth grade student in Linda Hobart’s class at Vernonia Elementary School, is a winner in the 6th Annual “What You’re Made Of” essay contest. The contest is sponsored by the Oregon Ag Fest.
Elijah’s essay was titled, “Blueberries,” which he says are one of his favorite foods. “I like to go pick them myself,” said Elijah. “We were suppose to do it in our best handwriting, so I did that,” said Elijah about his winning essay.
With his winning submission, Elijah also won a field trip for the entire fourth grade class from Vernonia Elementary to attend the special event at the Oregon Ag Fest on Thursday, April 24. The fourth graders special day will consist of 13 fun and educational stations that will help the students better understand where their food and fiber comes from. They will plant seedlings, pet farm animals and much, much more. Transportation for the field trip will be paid for by McDonald’s of Oregon and SW Washington.