Nine-year-old Brooks Clowdus holds the 22.4-pound cabbage he grew in the yard of his grandparents’ neighbor in Snead. Bonnie Plants provides this OS (Oversize) Cross variety to third graders in the 48 contiguous states. Brooks, the son of Matthew and Michelle Clowdus of Oneonta, brought the then three-inch plant to grandparents Kathy and Phillip McHan who provided optimal growing conditions and fertilizer. Kathy gave the head to a church friend who fried it in bacon grease and shared it with other cabbage fans. Brooks, along with other participating students, will be entered for random drawings in each state to receive a $1000 scholarship. In addition to Kathy and Phillip, Brooks also has Annette Lane, Bud Clowdus, and Buddy and Rae Ware as grandparents.