The three winners in the essay contest held by the Fayette County Health Department during National Public Health Week, April 7-11.
The theme was "The Importance of Public Health in a Rural Community." The winners are, from left: Sydney Werner of St. Elmo, third; Isaac Daiber of Vandalia, first; and Morgan Cauble of Ramsey, second. They received cash prizes. The essay contest was open to all ninth- and 10th-graders in the county.