January 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information:
Melissa Reeves, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jeffco Public Schools, 303-982-6567
Lynn Setzer, email@example.com, Jeffco Public Schools, 303-982-6810
WHAT: Cabbage for cash offers cute kicker
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 2:45 p.m.
WHERE: Sierra Elementary School, 7771 Oak St., Arvada, 80005
COLOSSAL CABBAGE TURNS TO CASH
Sierra Elementary School fourth-grader Rylee Jeffries used her green thumbs to turn cabbage into cash.
Jeffries won a $1,000 scholarship from the Bonnie Plants seed company for growing the best and biggest cabbage. As part of the prize, Sierra's third-graders will receive free cabbage seedlings in the spring from Bonnie Plants.
"This activity is such a great opportunity for our third-graders to learn about gardening," said Sierra third-grade teacher Lori Pietrafeso. "What a great way to earn money for college."
Colorado's Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar and a representative from Bonnie Plants will present Rylee with her winnings.
See attached pic of Rylee with her award-winning cabbage.