Two Local Youth Win Statewide Photo Contest

Abby Weber “Cooling Off”

Trace Jochim “Best Friends”

Two local youth win a statewide photo contest. The 2017 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest was sponsored by Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs. The annual contest encourages young photographers to share their vision of agriculture in Illinois. Trace Jochim of Viola was the winner in the 15-to-18 year old age bracket with his entry titled “Best Friends” and Abby Weber of Alpha won the 8-to-10 year old age bracket with her photo titled “Cooling Off”.