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Grady HS Freshman Wins Peachtree Road Farmers Market Contest

Mei Nathan's artwork will be featured on the Peachtree Road Farmers Market reusable bags this year.

Grady High School's Mei Nathan took first place and will receive a $1,000 scholarship from COUNTRY Financial.Courtesy COUNTRY Financial Facebook page
Grady High School's Mei Nathan took first place and will receive a $1,000 scholarship from COUNTRY Financial.Courtesy COUNTRY Financial Facebook page
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Artwork depicting a peach sprouting out of the ground, created by a Grady High School freshman, has been selected as the winning design for the COUNTRY Financial reusable bag design contest for the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.

Mei Nathan took first place and will receive a $1,000 scholarship from COUNTRY Financial. Kinley Davis, also a freshman at Grady High School, and Tahj Mitchell, a junior at Mays High School, were named runners-up. Each received a $500 scholarship.

The winner and runners-up were announced during the Peachtree Road Farmers Market’s seventh birthday celebration on April 26. Shoppers can pick up this year’s limited edition reusable canvas bags at select events throughout the season.

“Mei’s artwork beautifully captures the essence of the farmers market, local farmers using their hands to plant the fruits and vegetables they bring to the market,” Tim Richardson, COUNTRY Financial agency manager, said in a press release.

This is the second year COUNTRY Financial has sponsored the bag design contest.

“Shoppers come back to the farmers market every season because they want to buy local. It’s exciting to see them also come back because they want to pick up a reusable bag designed by a local high school student,” Lauren Carey, Peachtree Road Farmers market manager, said in the release.

To see the winning design and other finalists, visit www.CountryFarmersMarkets.com.

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