As I walked around the Kentucky State Fair this year, I saw students of all ages enthralled with exhibits involving agriculture, civics, history, health and careers. There really is something for everyone. My favorite exhibit was the Discovery Farm that offered a variety of small animal exhibits and learning stations. And of course, I always enjoy walking through the photography entries.
The state fair is a fun and educational day out of the classroom for students and teachers. Lesson plans are provided for teachers through the fair’s field trip program.
Lincoln County High School freshman Timothy Singleton checks his phone while tending to cattle.. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012
Lawrence County High School FFA students Brandi Blackburn, Madison Arrington, Michaelea Horn and Tristan Rowe fill out a worksheet about the Discovery Farm. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug. 23, 2012
Paris High School (Paris Independent) sophomores Tamara Abney and Mikayla Mendoza watch the alpacas in the Discovery Zone. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012
Anderson County High School senior Rachael Walker checks out what she would look like as an FBI agent for a photo with friends. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012
Bardstown Middle School (Bardstown Independent) 6th-grade student Lexi Holsclaw and 7th-grade student Taijena Buford share lunch and a laugh at the fair. They are both students in Tina Hilton’s class. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012
Collins Lane Elementary School (Franklin County) 4th-grade students Mason Bales, Aaron Turner and William Wainscotts listen to reenactors talk about the War of 1812 and the Civil War in the educational exhibit. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012
Campbellsville Elementary School (Campbellsville Independent) 3rd-grade student Katie England walks through AmeriHeart Interactive Heart exhibit. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012
Collins Lane Elementary (Franklin County) 4th-grade student James Hixon II learns how to use a voting machine at the Secretary of State’s booth. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012
Bracken County High School student Madison Goecke takes a nap during the swine show. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012
Southern Elementary School (Pendleton County) kindergarten student Reagan Tackett strokes her pig Tank. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012
Jaylon Nunn, a 2nd-grade student at A.B. Chandler Elementary School (Henderson County), has his picture takes with a tiger skin. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug 23, 2012