Gina Brooks, a fifth-grader at Sacred Heart Catholic School, was a regional winner in the “Imagine This” writing competition sponsored by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.
Gina, the 10-year-old daughter of Rob and Sarah Brooks, had one of the best fifth-grader entries from Stanislaus County and surrounding counties. She won a plaque, a certificate and a children’s literature book as prizes.
In addition, Gina received an honorable mention at the state level.
Students wrote stories about farming, and Gina wrote about living in the country on her family’s farm. Her essay says in part, “Imagine This …being able to run not far from our house and pick a ripe, juicy peach off one of my dad’s trees. Then picking a whole bunch of peaches and coming back and helping my mom can those peaches so we can enjoy the bright, delicious fruit all winter long.”
The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom aims to help students and teachers gain an understanding of agriculture.
Each participating school was permitted to send five stories from each grade level.
To read Gina’s story, “Imagine This” in its entirety visit www.cfaitc.org and click on “2011 Winners” and scroll down to “Imagine This” by Gina Brooks.