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Arrowhead Students Grow Record Size Cabbage

UPublish story by Jennifer Hertzig, Arrowhead PTA

We're proud of all of the students who took on this cabbage challenge and congratulate them for their diligence and hard work!

Last school year Arrowhead Primary invited 3rd grade students to participate in the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage program. In 2002, Bonnie Plants started the 3rd Grade Cabbage Program with a mission to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people. Each year, they distribute more than one million free cabbage plants to 3rd Grade classrooms across the country. As part of the program, Bonnie Plants awards a $1,000 scholarship to one student in each state.Teachers submit a class winner and a child is chosen by each state’s Director of Agriculture.

Students at Arrowhead were given a cabbage plant to care for over the summer. At the start of the school year, students were asked to measure their cabbage and submit the info along with a photo of themselves with their cabbage. One winner was selected from each class ~ the following students have grown the 4 biggest cabbages overall and have been submitted to Bonnie Plants for a chance to win a $1000.00 Scholarship drawing for our state.The following students have been selected for a chance to win the scholarship:

Sophia Troutman

Cabbage size - 49 1/2” circumference and 39lbs.

Teacher: Mrs. Okruch

Virginia Williams

Cabbage size - 44” circumference, her cabbage has not been harvested for weight.

Teacher: Mrs. Kocsis

Adam Volkov

Cabbage size - 43” circumference, his cabbage has not been harvested for weight.

Teacher: Mrs. Kester

Julia Humphrys

Cabbage size - 42” circumference and 22lbs.

Teacher: Mrs. Cutillo

Honorable Mention: Joshua Hertz, Allie Huth, Christopher Kuczkowski, Jasmine Walker and Canyon Wells

More information on the program can be found at More information about Arrowhead can be found at:


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