Some 534 youth created banks for the contest and the top 124 advanced to the county contest.
The guidelines for Piggy Bank Pageant were the bank could not be over 12-by-12 inches, had to be handmade (could not be bought and decorated) and could be made of any material and be in any form.
The winners from the contest are as follows:
Fourth Grade - First-place overall, Ryan Blair; second place, Kynslie Sims; third place, Adam Tucker; Most Creative, Alex Marek; Woodworking Award, Jacob Young; Recycled Award, Jackson Rice; and Out of the Box Award, Katie McKee.
Fifth Grade — First place Overall, Austin Mille,; second Place, Erin Knocke; third place, Carrie Snyder; Most Creative: Caroline Owens; Woodworking Award, Rachel Burgess; Recycled Award, Gage Brakebill; and Out of the Box Award, Alec Owen.
Sixth through eighth grade – first-place overall, Olivia Bandy; second place, Micayla Maddox; third place, Becca Watson; Most Creative, Hannah Hicks and Ethan Farster; Woodworking Award, Courtney Miller; Recycled Award, Austin Wyatt; and Out of the Box, Arianna Kristy.
Ninth through 12th Grade – first-place overall, Jennings Kelley.
For more information about Piggy Bank Pageant or Bradley County 4-H, contact Lynne Middleton at the UT Extension Office at 728-7001 or LMiddle2@utk.edu.