Jolly Dozen announces winners of this year's essay contest


(Herald photo by Candie Fix)

ADLEY KURTZER, third place winner in the annual essay contest sponsored by Holyoke's Jolly Dozen group and with group member Peggy Davis.

Every year the Jolly Dozen Family and Community Education group in Phillips County hosts an essay and artwork contest for fourth grade students in Haxtun and Holyoke. The theme of this year's contest is caring, one of the six pillars of character. Students are required to write an essay on the topic and create a hand-drawn picture.

The FCE nationwide contest provides opportunity for students to improve literacy skills and develop ethical values.

This year, Holyoke's Taisley Rosane won first place and Haeden Daniel earned second. Haxtun's Adley Kurtzer took third place honors. Each stu...

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