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Payson third-grader wins state cabbage growing contest

Published: Monday, Aug. 31 2015 5:52 p.m. MDT

Lillian Spieth, a third-grade student at Spring Lake Elementary School in Payson, grew this 50.5-pound cabbage and won the Utah State Cabbage Growing Contest. (Nebo School District) Lillian Spieth, a third-grade student at Spring Lake Elementary School in Payson, grew this 50.5-pound cabbage and won the Utah State Cabbage Growing Contest. (Nebo School District)

PAYSON — Lillian Spieth, a third-grade student at Spring Lake Elementary School, recently received $1,000 as the winner of the Utah State Cabbage Growing Contest.

Lillian's cabbage weighed 50.5 pounds.

The contest was sponsored by gardening company Bonnie Plants, which introduced the cabbage growing program as a way to help third-graders learn about growing their own food, according to Bonnie Plants' website.

A $1,000 scholarship winner is named from each state.

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