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Pinello student wins $1,000 for cabbage


Last updated 12/7/2021 at 3:04pm

Gabriel Andrade shows off his 9-pound cabbage in this submitted photo. The vegetable earned him a $1,000 scholarship.

Gabriel Andrade, a third-grader at Pinello Elementary School, has won a $1,000 scholarship for his prize-worthy 9-pound cabbage.

Andrade was one of the "Best in State" in the Bonnie Plants company's nationwide 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.

This year, nearly 200,000 third graders in the 48 contiguous states have gotten hands-on gardening experience growing colossal cabbages with one student in each state awarded a $1,000 scholarship towards education from Bonnie Plants, the largest grower of vegetable and herb plants in the U.S.

"We relaunched the 3rd Grade Cabbage Program in the spring as a s...

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