Aiden Smith holds his poster after winning in his class at Valley View Elementary School in January.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Every year in 4-H, there is a poster contest.  Hundreds of posters are judged across Campbell County, and a first-place winner is selected from each elementary school class.  

Those posters are then judged in the Campbell County Poster Contest where three are selected as winners.  Those three posters are then sent to the Regional Poster Contest which consists of all the counties in the Eastern Region of Tennessee.  Close to 100 posters there are then judged, and ten are deemed as winners to go to the State Poster Contest.  

Aiden Smith, Valley View Elementary School 5th grade student, not only won at the Campbell County Contest, but his poster was one of the 10 chosen as a regional contest winner.  Aiden’s poster will now go to Nashville to hang in the halls of the Tennessee State Capitol Building at Nashville.  It will be judged at the Tennessee 4-H Congress in August.

Smith, who received his award last week, was featured on the University of Tennessee Extension Campbell County Facebook page. 

Here is what was written about Aiden:  Congratulations to Aiden Smith.  Aiden is a 5th grade student at Valley View Elementary School.  Aiden’s poster was one of three posters that won the Campbell County Poster Contest.  His poster was then sent to the Regional Competition, where it competed against posters from all over East Tennessee.  Aiden’s was one of ten posters chosen to represent the Eastern Region in the State Poster Contest that will be occurring in Nashville in August at the TN 4-H Congress.  WAY TO GO AIDEN!  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/31/2021-6AM)