Congratulations to the Winners of the TOGA 2018 Youth Writing Contest "Consider the Oyster", announced at the

March 30, 2019 Annual Meeting.

Winners of the statewide Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association Middle School essay contest were announced at the annual membership meeting held at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences on Saturday, March 30.  Two of the winners attend Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews.  It was again a very competitive contest, and many superb essays were submitted.  Prizes are $150, $100, $50, and include TOGA apparel and oyster growing cages.  The contest will run again next year, and is cosponsored by People's Community Bank.

From left to right:  TOGA President Terry Lewis, Kristin Blake (First Place,Thomas Hunter Middle School), Riley Tripp (Third Place, Thomas Hunter Middle School), Conner Tadlock (Second Place, Kilmer Middle School in Vienna, VA) and Sue and Robert Morgan, TOGA essay judges.