France, one of 12 top bookmarks in state Ag contest

Only bookmark recognized from Uinta County

LYMAN — Maryanne France, Lyman, entered this year’s Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom bookmark contest and her entry, one of the top 12, resulted in her being invited to meet Governor Matt Mead on Monday, May 21.

France, a fifth grade student at Lyman Intermediate, submitted her bookmark, which attested to Wyoming’s Resources, this year’s theme for the contest. France is the only student from Uinta County recognized in this contest.

According to the contest rules, students were to draw a bookmark “explains or promotes aspects of Wyoming’s Resources in one or multiple areas of: agriculture, natural resources, minerals and energy, outdoor recreation and tourism."

This year over 2,400 entries were entered in the contest. The 12 winners were invited to Cheyenne to meet with Governor Mead at the 24th Annual Bookmark Celebration. The celebration will slated to include STEM activities, brunch and an award recognition with Governor Mead. Each winner was given the opportunity to meet with the Governor and have their picture taken with him and an enlarged copy of their bookmark.


Maryanne France, front, is pictured in Cheyenne at the annual Wyoming Bookmark celebration with her bookmark and (l to r): Brian Lovett (Wyoming Natural Resources Foundation), Jillian Bowan, (State Superintendent), Mark Gordon (State Treasurer), Governor Mead, and Karen Bud-Falen (Wyoming Natural Resources Foundation). COURTESY PHOTO

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