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— Two Gravette Middle School students were named winners in the Bella Vista VFW Patriot Pen essay contest.

Lindsee LaBrecque, Gravette seventh grader, took top prize among all the entries. The subject of this year’s essay was “When is the Right Time to Honor Our Military Heroes?”.

Third place award was won by Ryan Smith, Gravette seventh grader, and second place wentto eighth grader Winona Gbedey, Washington Junior High of Bentonville.

As local winner, La-Brecque’s essay will now compete in the District VFW judging. The winner there will move to state competition.

In the above photo, Lorna Sterrett, patriotic youth chair for the project on the left, presented Lindsee a $100 savings bond and Ryan a $50 bond. Each received certificates.Also shown in the photo is Robin Morris, Middle School teacher at Gravette. The awards were presented at a Veteran’s Day assembly at the school.

Judges for the contest were Susan Santos, Marilyn Black, Dorothea Paul, Douglas Grant, Jerry Block and Pat Brannon.

Students in grades 6-8 should contact their school counselor next September for rules for next years’ contest.

NWACC To Offer Classes On Campus At Bella Vista

The Northwest Arkansas Community College of the Crossing (CATC) in Bella Vista is offering several credit classes during the upcoming spring semester, starting January 9.

The courses are English Composition I and II, General Psychology and Beginning and Intermediate Algebra.

For information contact Jean Anderson, 479-855-1903.

News, Pages 5 on 11/25/2009

Print Headline: Gravette Students Take Awards In Essay Contest

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