2014--The scoring was extremely difficult. Our fourth grade teachers did an excellent job of teaching the children the
finer points of opinion pieces. After much deliberation, we ended up with a tie for first place and another tie for
runner up. With the two winners listed first, here are their names:
DAUGHERTY of Monroe Elementary (New Richment) who wrote that pit bulls make the best pets. His teacher was Kimberly
DARIAN SHAWKEY of Spaulding Elementray (Goshen) who wrote about
healthier living. His teacher was Miss McDonald.
DYLAN IKER of Monroe
Elementary who wrote that summer is the best season. His teacher was also Kimberly Ealy.
FAUSTA FENNER of New Richmond Elementary who wrote that guinea pigs make the best pets. Her teacher
was Ms. Bowlby.
we followed the same format with the following results:
County Winner--Rebecca Holbrook of Monroe Elementary (New Richmond) who wrote about "Why Cats Make the Best Pets."
Her teacher was Kim Ealy
2015 Runner up was Julia Allgeyer of Spaulding
Elementary (Goshen) who wrote "Would You Rather Be Bungee Jumping or Sky Diving?" Her teacher was Mrs.
2016-- continued the tradition
2016 County Winner was Madeline Lengyel of Spaulding Elementary (Goshen)
who convinced us that dogs make the best pet. Her Language Art teacher was Courtney Ammon
2016 Runner Up was a tie.
up is from Clermont Northeastern. Her name is Bella Bosley and her topic was farm living is better than living
in the city. Her teacher, Susan Putnam, informed us that Bella was selected to the Ohio Summer Writing
The other runner up was from Spaulding. His name
was Zachery Maynes and he also wrote about dogs. His teacher is Erica Amann.
There are 4 winners in 2017
Spaulding Elementary in Goshen earns boasting rights this year as there
was a tie for the County Winner and both young ladies attend school there. Amber Wilson, taught by Erica Amann,
wrote about Animal Abuse, while Evie Slagle, from Courtney Ammon's class, wrote about Cats.
The County Runner Up is from Clermont Northeastern Elementary.
Riley Potorff wrote about why Winter is the best season. She was taught by Mrs. Barber (pictured below.)
We also had an Honorable Mention this
year. it was given to a student from New Richmond Elementary. Her name is Freja Frigard and her teacher
was Mrs. Blauwkamp.
were awarded trophies and gift cards. Their teachers were also given gift cards. There were 48 classroom winners
who were all given certificates and 'writing whiz' pencils. All participating teachers were given a flower
pot filled with purple petunias, compliments of one of our members, Joan Ballbach.