On April 4 at the Mercer County Extension Office, Samantha Garrett attended the Dustin Worthington “I Love Cows” essay contest awards ceremony. This program is in honor of Dustin Worthington of Mercer County who died in a car crash on April 4, 2000. Marion County has its own program in which a Marion County student is guaranteed to be a winner of one of the heifers. Garrett was one of eight Marion County students to submit essays and she was chosen as the winner from the group. She was awarded a 450 Angus heifer valued at $1,000 from David Sandusky Farms. Pictured with Samantha are Dennis and Dena Worthington, parents of Dustin Worthington.