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LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED WINNERS

 


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THREE STUDENTS FROM UBLY JUNIOR HIGH IN UBLY HAVE BEEN NAMED LOCAL WINNERS IN THE 45TH ANNUAL AMERICA & ME ESSAY CONTEST, SPONSORED BY FARM BUREAU INSURANCE.

THE THREE STUDENTS ARE MACY KNOBLOCK, FIRST, ASHTON LEMKE, SECOND, AND DAVID SORENSON, THIRD. ALL THREE RECEIVED AWARD CERTIFICATES FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENT. AS THE SCHOOLS' FIRST PLACE WINNER, MACY'S NAME WILL ALSO BE ENGRAVED A ON A PLAQUE FOR PERMANENT DISPLAY IN THE SCHOOL.

MACY'S KNOBLOCK'S FIRST PLACE ESSAY NOW ADVANCES TO THE STATE LEVEL COMPETITION, FROM WHICH THE TOP TEN ESSAYS IN MICHIGAN WILL BE SELECTED. THE TOP TEN STATEWIDE WINNERS, WHO WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN APRIL, WILL EACH RECEIVE A PLAQUE, A MEDALLION, AND A CASH AWARD OF $1000. IN ADDITION, THE TOP TEN ESSAYISTS WILL BE HONORED AT A BANQUET IN LANSING, MEETING WITH MICHIGAN'S TOP GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS, AND BE THE FEATURED GUESTS AT A LANSING LUGNUTS MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME DEDICATED IN THEIR HONOR.

A TEAM OF FINALIST JUDGES THAT INCLUDES A TOP MICHIGAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL AND THE SPONSORING TEACHERS OF LAST YEAR'S TOP TWO STATEWIDE WINNERS, WILL DETERMINE THE RANKING OF THE TOP TEN STATEWIDE WINNERS THIS YEAR.

SEVERAL THOUSAND EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS FROM NEARLY 450 MICHIGAN SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN THE 2013-2014 AMERICA & ME ESSAY CONTEST, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED WITH THE HELP OF FARM BUREAU INSURANCE AGENTS ACROSS THE STATE. THE TOPIC OF HTE 2013-2014 CONTEST WAS "MY PERSONAL MICHIGAN HERO."






 

 

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