Essay contest winners announced

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Winners of the Carson City student essay contest were announced during Tuesday's school board meeting.

The contest was open to students in public and private schools as well as home-school students. The theme was, "The Pledge of Allegiance after Sept. 11: What it means to me and my country."

District officials received 253 entries. Photos of the first-place winners as well as their essays will be published in Saturday's Nevada Appeal.

The winners in the elementary school division are:

First Place: Zack Carlevato, second grade, Capitol Christian

Second Place: Spencer Roberts, fifth grade, Fritsch Elementary

Third Place: Alex Fallon, fifth grade, Fritsch Elementary

Jessica Peterson, fourth grade, Seeliger Elementary

Fourth Place: Haydn Jensen, fifth grade, Seeliger Elementary

Fifth Place: Kahlia Pimental, third grade, St. Teresa

Middle school winners are:

First Place: Michael Colyer, seventh grade, St. Teresa

Second Place: Yvette Rae Hollett, eighth grade, and Kyle Jones, eighth grade, Brooks Westergard, eighth grade, all St. Teresa

Third Place: Hannah Works, eighth grade, Carson Middle School

Fourth Place: Harrison Roberts, seventh grade, Eagle Valley Middle School

Fifth Place: Lauren Easby, eighth grade, Carson Middle School

High school winners, all juniors from Carson High School, are:

First Place: Rebecca Higgs

Second Place: Victor Morrow

Third Place: Randi Cole, Erin Higgs

Fourth Place: Kayla Garcia, Ashley Gonzales, Chris MacMahon, Cassia Roth and Heather Stevens

Fifth Place: Heather Kuhn


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