All 7th and 8th grade students were given the assignment to write a five paragraph thesis essay to answer what freedom means to me.
This was this year's nationwide essay contest theme. After students went through the writing process and perfected their thoughts in formal writing style. Then, those who wanted to, submit their thoughtfully written essay to Bill Donager, who then selected the top three entries. Those winning essays will have a chance to move on to the next level to compete against around 120,000 others for a chance at $5000.
First place goes to Savannah Kunshier ($150).
Second place goes to Alyssa Leavey ($100).
Third place goes to Luke Bendickson ($75).