8th Grade America & Me Essay Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of Farm Bureau Insurance’s America and Me Essay Contest!50th american and me

Three students from Bentley Middle School have been named local winners in the 50th annual American & Me Essay Contest.
The students, who earned the first, second, and third place awards for the middle school, are Katherine Ford, first, Samarah Bailey, second, and Payton Bitterman, third. All three received award certificates for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Katherine’s name will also be engraved on a plaque for permanent display in the middle school.
The top 10 essays submissions from Bentley Middle School also included essays from Jersey Holzer, Sarah Marshall, Alena Germani, Gabriella Parnell, Haven Morrissey, Bryce Burrows, and Jaime Wooster.
Katherine Ford’s first place essay now advances to the state level competition, from which the top ten essays in Michigan will be selected by a team of judges. The top ten statewide winners will be announced in April and each receive a plaque, a medallion, and a cash award of $2000.

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