Each student in grades kindergarten, first grade and second grade in Cherokee's Roosevelt School was given a potato, compliments of Taco John's and Fareway grocery store of Cherokee.
The students were asked to decorate their potato and return it to Taco John's. When bringing in their decorated potato, each student was given a taco token, good for one free beef taco. The prizes awarded in each grade level were as follows with the classroom teacher's name listed in parentheses:
Best Decorated Potato: Turkey by Lena Loucks (Kremer)
Most Unusual: Platypus by Parker Erickson (Kremer)
Potato that most looks like a well-known celebrity: Santa by Macey Ross (Timmerman)
Honorable Mention: Ice Cream Cone by Hayley Frey (Timmerman)
Best Decorated Potato: Lalaloopsy Potato by Hannah Campbell (Jenness)
Most Unusual: Mummy in a Coffin by Ashton Hill (Boekhout)
Potato that most looks like a well-known celebrity: Super Spud by Bode Spence (Sleezer)
Honorable Mention: Shark by Michael Swain (Laursen)
Best Decorated Potato: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Trey Timmerman (Pitts)
Most Unusual: Tator Gator by Savanna York (Hyndman)
Potato that most looks like a well-known celebrity: Santa in Sleigh by Allison Daum (Tracy)
Honorable Mention: Attack of the Vampire Weenies by Avery Mizner (Hyndman)
The class section with the best participation receiving a free party from Taco John's:
Gail Kremer's kindergarten class won the free party with 58% of her students entering a potato.