- Cullman, Alabama


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Abby West, a student at Double Springs Middle School, won first-place in the seventh- through ninth-grade division of the Farm-City essay contest. West and her school each received $300 from the Alabama Farmers Cooperative at the Farm-City Awards Luncheon April 11 in Birmingham. Shown are, from left: Jim Allen of the Alabama Farmers Cooperative, West, teacher Heath Hood and Alabama Farm-City Chairman Jeff Helms.