An Inspirational Announcement

An Inspirational Announcement
This is the image for the news article titled An Inspirational AnnouncementThe Middle School students in Learning Expeditions Class at Hearthstone School participated in an annual essay contest by the Elks Lodge last Fall. It starts at the local level and continues to challenge winners to the state and national competitions.
The topic this year was Americanism and Love of Country, and all students participated, other than those whose religion prohibited it, and they wrote about alternative topics.
The great news that we learned yesterday is that we had three winners! Students, families and teachers are invited to attend a dinner in Chico at Elks Lodge in February to recognize winners and receive awards! All students received an esteemed certificate of participation.
The winners will move on to the next level of participation. Marycarol Deane (retired educator from Palermo and an Elk)came to our class yesterday to give awards and shared about the history of the Elks Club and the work that they do in our community, as well as her personal thoughts about the essay contest and the great work that our students at Hearthstone did with engaging their critical thinking skills. The winning essays were read aloud in class, and students received a round of applause from their peers. As Terri Tozier always reminds us- To Honor One is to Honor All! Congrats to the Students!
Here are the winners! (click on names to read their essay)
Grade 7 : Guadalupe Luviano (1st place- he will receive a cash award of $100)
Grade 8: Brittany Rose Colon (2nd place- she will receive $50)
Grade 8: Allison Francis (3rd place- she will receive $25)

Mharia Ross-Walcott Teacher/Educator
Hearthstone School Oroville, CA
mwalcott@bcoe.org 532-5848 X162