PTA rewards fifth-grade writers of top community service essays
Most people find community service rewarding by itself, but four Lansing Intermediate School students received an additional reward for their essays explaining why community service was important to them.
Fifth-graders at Lansing Intermediate School participated through their English classes in a Kansas Parent-Teacher Association citizenship essay contest in which they answered the prompt, "Community service is important because :".
A panel of three judges scored each of the essays, and the top four students were presented prizes and certificates.
Brianna Lozenski won first place in the contest. She received a $50 savings bond, and her essay will go on to the regional contest.
Makenzi Hurt and Zane Riccio tied for second place. They each received a $15 gift certificate to the PTA's upcoming book fair, to be held Nov. 17-22.
Thad Marshall placed third in the contest and received a thesaurus.
Lansing PTA is currently accepting entries for a National PTA Reflections art contest.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can enter the contest in one of four areas: literature, music composition, photography or visual arts. All entries must be original and adhere to the theme "I wonder why :".
Entries for the reflections contest will be accepted until Jan. 10.
For more information, call Susan Daze, award chair for Lansing PTA, at 727-5843.