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Smith-Hughes 100th Anniversary Celebration Logo Design Selected

Congratulations to Leeah Luepke winner of the Smith -Hughes 100th anniversary Logo design competition.  Leeah is an agricultural education undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Leeah has a rich experience with agricultural education and FFA being very active before graduating from Spencer High School in Spencer, Wis. with the class of 2014. Leeah was a chapter officer for three years and then went on to serve as one of the 2014-15 Wisconsin FFA State Vice President. Leeah says her goal is to graduate from UWRF and go right into teaching secondary agriculture education. Look for Leeah's winning logo design to be used throughout the celebration of the 100th anniversary. Again congratulations Leeah Luepke!

Runner up for the logo competition was Ashley Cromer, a graduating senior at The Ohio State University studying agriscience education. Ashley plans to teach in the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Ashley says, "Growing up I was heavily involved in agriculture, 4-H and eventually the FFA. These made me the person that I am today. No doubt, thanks to the Smith-Hughes Act I had numerous opportunities and experiences that have prepared me for my future endeavors."

The third place design was entered by Hunter Howard, from Krum, Texas. Hunter is a junior in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University. Hunter like many others submitted a logo because, he wanted to be a part of celebrating this great event and piece of agricultural education history. Thank you to all those who participated for utilizing your skills and unique ideas to develop and submit your logo entry.

Information about the anniversary and the act: The Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act of 1917 (signed February 23, 1917) was an act of the United States Congress that promoted vocational agriculture to train people "who have entered upon or who are preparing to enter upon the work of the farm," and provided federal funds for this purpose. The Smith-Hughes Act was successful in expanding vocational education throughout the country. Subsequent federal laws extended and expanded aid for vocational education as national interest in economic development and youth training intensified during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond.

How the logo will be used:

·         Recognition materials in print and digital formats (including web and social media)

·         Potential commemorative items, videos, posters, etc.

·         Logo may be used by partnering organizations at the national, state, and local levels including customizing the logo to reflect unique celebration activities.