Katie Rasch, 1st Runner-up
During my first few months on court, I have had the opportunity to visit three elementary schools to read, pass out stickers, bookmarks and apples, and talk to students about Michigan apples and my experiences living on a farm.
My first school visit was in March to a Young Five’s class at Mary A. White Elementary, which is part of the Grand Haven Public Schools district. One of my professors had a son in this class, and contacted me while the class was having their “eating healthy” section. I was a little nervous since I wasn’t sure what questions five year olds would come up with! They were very interested in learning about the different jobs that I do on the farm, and what being an apple court member meant.