The eighth grade class participated in the 48th annual America & Me Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.  There were thousands of eighth grade students from over 400 hundred Michigan schools who participated.  Winners are chosen from each school. The essays written by Ariela Boboc, Emilia Dawe, Amy Dubuc, Hunter Dubuc, Jamie Eichert, Favor Okechukwu, Miah Scarchilli, Madison Starzacher, and Emma Webster were sent in, and the top three essays chosen were (drum roll please):  Favor Okechukwu in third place, Jamie Eichert in second place, and Madison Starzacher in first place!  Madison’s essay will now be entered into the state-wide contest.  The top ten state winners will receive a fun-filled day in Lansing, a medallion, and a cash reward of $1,000.  We are rooting for you, Madison!

Ellyse and Grace Petitpren, 6th Grade